Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Hayagriva (Buddhist Deity) - Black

རྟ་མགྲིན། ནང་ལྷ། 马头明王(佛教本尊)
(item no. 15229)
Origin Location Eastern Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Nyingma and Karma (Kagyu)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Shechen Archives - photographs
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Wrathful

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Hayagriva, Blue, Riding a Tiger (Tibetan: tam drin ngon po, tag shon. English: the Blue Horse-necked One Riding a Tiger): surrounded by numerous retiue figures, and lamas seated above and protectors below; from the Lama Gongdu cycle of terma.

Sanggye Lingpa (1340-1396) discovered the 'Middling Collection of Precepts, the Gathering of the Guru's Intention' (Tibetan: ka du bar wa la ma gong pa du pa) in the great cave of Puri Rinchen Barwa in the year 1364.

Jeff Watt 11-2000

Secondary Images
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Thematic Sets
Tradition: Kagyu Deity Paintings
Tradition: Nyingma Deity Paintings
Subject: Monks as Deities & Retinue Figures (Battle Monks & Protectors)
Buddhist Deity: Hayagriva, Black (Riding a Tiger)
Buddhist Deity: Hayagriva (Black) Masterworks
Buddhist Deity: Hayagriva Main Page
Painting Style: Palpung - Wrathful Deities
Painting Set: Lama Gongdu 1
Collection of Shechen Archives: Gallery I
Buddhist Deity: Hayagriva, Black