Hayagriva- Wisdom King
Hayagriva- Wisdom King
Gandhanra Thangka Art
In Chinese, Tibetan and Japanese Buddhism, Hayagrīva ("having the neck of a horse") is an important deity who originated as a yaksha attendant of Avalokiteśvara or Guanyin Bodhisattva in India.
Appearing in the Vedas as two separate deities, he was assimilated into the ritual worship of early Buddhism and eventually was identified as a Wisdom King in Vajrayana Buddhism.
In Tibet, Hayagriva was promoted especially by Buddhist teacher Atiśa and appeared as a worldly dharmapala.
His special ability is to cure diseases, especially skin diseases even as serious as leprosy, which is said to be caused by nāgas.
In Chinese Buddhism, Hayagriva is known as Mǎtóu Guānyīn 馬頭觀音 (lit. Hayagrīva-Avalokiteśvara/ Horse Head Avalokiteśvara).He is venerated as a guardian protector of travel and transportation, especially for cars, and is sometimes placed at the entrance and exits of temples to bless visitors.
In some temples, visitors are allowed to have their license plates enshrined in front of an image of this deity to invoke his protection over their vehicle.
He is also counted as one of the 500 Arhats, where he is known as Mǎtóu Zūnzhě 馬頭尊者 (lit. The Venerable Horse Head).
Similar to Japan, he is also considered to be one of the six Avalokiteśvaras intended to save the sentient beings of the six realms of Saṃsāra, with his sphere being the realm of animals (or beings whose state of mind are animal-like).
Material: cloth, silk, paper,gold thread
Embroidery: brocade embroidery.
Frame Color: Beige,Blue,Purple, Yellow.
The front is covered with silk to protect thangka with exquisite painting shaft and lanyard.
|SIZE||HEIGHT||TOP WIDTH||BOTTOM WIDTH|
|Small||35cm / 13.8"||20cm / 8"||27cm / 10.6"|
|Medium||61cm / 24"||37cm / 14.6"||47cm / 18.5"|
|Large||85cm / 33.5"||48cm / 18.9"||63cm / 24.8"|
|XL||120cm / 47.3"||66cm / 26.0"||82cm / 32.3"|
Because the XL size is too large, it can only be shipped by EXPRESS.
1.This thangka is made to order, it will takes about 3-5 days to complete and ship.
2.Please allow 1-2cm error due to manual measurement.
3.The color may have different as the difference display.
4.Please make sure you do not mind before you bid.
5.You'll get 1* Thangka as pictures shown.