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      Six-Armed Mahākāla


Mahākāla is depicted in peaceful style in Japan, but in Tibet we see him as deity of wrathful style. He is considered to be the fierce and powerful emanation of Avalokiteśvara, the bodhisattva of compassion. Mahakala has many kind of style. This left Mahākāla has six arms holding various implements each of which has a symbolic significance. Around the fire is demonstrates his powerful energy out to consume all neurotic states of minds. Being with the head of an elephant under him represents our instinctive, primary animal force and urge, which when unleashed can prove to be extremely destructive.