- The deity chakrasamvara also known as Cakrasavara tantra is deep blue in color and has four faces. The front face is painted blue black, his right face yellow, the left green, and the rear red. He is in ecstatic union with his consort Vajravarahi. His front hands embrace his consort with his hands holding a vajra and a bell. His right hands hold an elephant skin, damaru, an axe, a kartri, and a trident. His left hands hold again an elephant skin, a severed head of Brahma, a lasso, a kapala and a Khatvang staff. With his back two hands he is lifting the freshly flayed skin of an elephant. He wears a crown of skulls and a garland of fifty freshly severed heads. He also wears a tiger skin loincloth. His front face gazes at his consort with three eyes.
His consort Vajravarahi is bright red in color. Her hair is black. She wears bracelets and anklets as well as ornaments in her girdle. Her right arm is thrown upward holding a kartri and her left arms circled tightly around samvara’s neck; her face is upturned. Under her feet are two of the Samvara’s emanations namely, the red four-armed Kalaratri and the blue four armed Bhairava.
Both Samvara and Vajravarahi are Buddhas in their own right. Their union shows that wisdom and compassion are indivisible in the enlightened state. The twelve arms of Samvara symbolize the twelve links of dependent origination. His garlands of fresh severed heads symbolize his victory over ego-grasping and self – cherishing.