Attributes of Bhairava in a "rgyan tshogs" banner. Distemper painting by a Tibetan painter.
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In the centre is an offering cake (gtor ma) based on three skulls, flanked on the left by a flayed head with eyes, nose and teeth recognizable, and flanked on the right by a skull bowl supported by three skulls. From the skull bowl issues smoke or nectar. At the top of the offering cake, within the upper triangle is a chopper surmounting a skull bowl. There is a trident, a victory banner, rams and lions with lolling tongues, bulls and a makara (fabulous sea-creature). There are birds holding entrails in their bills. At the top are garlands of entrails. In the loops of two of them are human heads, one with a moustache and one bearded. Floating at the bottom is a naked human being
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