Judgement of the Dead

Art Description

Raksha Mangcham depicts judegement of the dead at the Court of the Lord of Death. Shinje Chhogyel (Lord of Death) is joined by Lha Karpo the benevolent deity, and Drey Nakchung the wrathful deity, who will escort the dead to heaven and hell respectively. The worldly actions of the dead are weighed by the Lord of Death in scales, with white pebbles representing every good deed and black ones representing every bad deed committed in the person’s life. The Deity that presides over the side that is heavier escorts the dead into his realm.

Art Specification

Title: Judgement of the Dead
Year: 2022
Dimension: 100x100cm
Medium: Acrylic
Exhibited In: Healing with Happiness
Price: Price on Request
Artwork Code: HWH72

Home Artists Jamyang Dorji (Adap) HWH72 Judgement of the Dead

Jamyang Dorji (Adap)

Born 1987, from Wangdue

Since my parents feared for my economic independence, I couldn’t pursue art full time. My love for art is forever and I make time to create as much as I can and now my parents and my family, especially my wife’s encouragement in art, is unending.

I was inspired by Asha Kama as he is the pioneer of contemporary art in Bhutan. Creating works of art gives me boundless joy and satisfaction. A great artist is one who learns with and from others. Currently, I am focusing on traditional subjects especially chham (mask dance). The colorful and vibrant subjects have a magic quality, and like other forms of Buddhist art, are considered cleansing to those who witness them. The medium that I use most is acrylic.