Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity) - Hari Hari Hari

སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས། 观音菩萨
(item no. 34831)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Gelug and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Alternate Names: Lokeshvara Avalokita Lokanata Lokanatha Mahakarunika

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Lokeshvara, Hari Hari Hari.

[Drugpa Sadhanamala #13, page 116] "From the state of emptiness above a lotus, moon and white [syllable, appears] Hari Hari Bhavan Bhagavan Arya Avalokiteshvara, white [in colour], the hair tied as a crown, peaceful [in appearance]. For the six hands the first right performs the [gesture] of the 'powerful tathagata', the second [holds] a bead mala, the third a gesture instructing beings in the way of virtue avoiding bad rebirths. The [first] left holds a stick, [second] the skin of a black deer, [third] a round bottle; seated fully atop the shoulders of Vishnu, [above] a Garuda, [above] a lion."

[Bari Gyatsa, #22] "Hari Hari Hari Avalokiteshvara. The Lord of the World Hari Hari Hari Vahana Bhavan, with a body white in colour, one face [and] six hands. The first right performs a mudra, the second a bead garland and the third the mudra. The first left holds a stick, the second a krishnasara skin [and] the third a round bottle. [Having] the same ornaments and garments [as the deities before]. Seated in the lalitaraja posture."

[Ngor Sadhanamala, #14, Thartse edition] "Lokeshvara, Hari Hari Hari Lokeshvara, White with One Face and Six Hands."

Jeff Watt 4-2010

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Buddhist Deity: Avalokiteshvara (Iconographic Index)
Buddhist Deity: Avalokiteshvara, Hari Hari Hari
Subject: Vishnu & Lokeshvara Comparison 1
Subject: Stacked Deities Page