In Tibetan Buddhism, the Citipati, or “Lords of the Cemetery” are two mythological Buddhist ascetics, who were so deep in their meditation, they were caught unaware by a thief & beheaded even before they knew they were dead. Represent the eternal dance of death, and perfect awareness. Usually depicted as a male/female pair of intertwined skeletons caught up in an ecstatic dance. Invoked as ‘wrathful deities,’ benevolent protectors who appear as fierce beings with a demonic appearance.

In Tibetan Buddhism, the Citipati, or “Lords of the Cemetery” are two mythological Buddhist ascetics, who were so deep in their meditation, they were caught unaware by a thief & beheaded even before they knew they were dead. Represent the eternal dance of death, and perfect awareness. Usually depicted as a male/female pair of intertwined skeletons caught up in an ecstatic dance. Invoked as ‘wrathful deities,’ benevolent protectors who appear as fierce beings with a demonic appearance.

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Rama Thailand: Sak Yant Thai Temple Tattoo

Rama Thailand: Sak Yant Thai Temple Tattoo

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