Hevajra Panchadaka Mandala. The Combined Glorious Hevajra Five Lords with 49 Deities from the Vajrapanjara Tantra. Sakya Lineage, Tibet. 1400s.
Within the center of the two-dimensional circular diagram representing the top view of a three-dimensional celestial palace and surroundings are five smaller square mandalas each containing a form of Shri Hevajra with nine deities. In the central square is Akshobhya-Hevajra embracing the consort Vajra Nairatmya (Selfless One). They stand atop four corpses within the flames of pristine awareness surrounded by eight goddesses.
The floor of the celestial palace is divided into four colours: red, green, white and yellow. Four empowerment vases adorn the four squares of the intermediate directions. The elaborate lintels above each of the four doors (‘T’ shaped) are constructed of four tiered steps, red, blue, green, and yellow, topped with a Dharma wheel and two reclining deer with a silk canopy above.
The outer circle containing eight sets of various figures is the ring of the eight great charnel grounds: Gruesome, Frightful with Skulls, Adorned with a Blazing Garland, Dense Jungle, Fiercely Resounding, Forest of the Lord, Dark and Terrible and Resounding with the Cries Kili Kili. They are filled with corpses, fires, chaityas, yogis, nagas, wild animals and wrathful worldly deities. The final ring is composed of the multi-coloured fires of pristine awareness completely enveloping the entire Hevajra Pancadaka Mandala.