Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Janguli - Green (four hands)

(item no. 59708)
Origin Location Bhutan
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Appearance: Peaceful

Gender: Female

Interpretation / Description

Janguli, Shyama Chaturbhuja (Tib.: dug sel ma jang ku chag shi pa. English: the Green Remover of Poison with Four hands).

"Arya Janguli with a body green in colour, one face and four hands. The right two [hold] a trident and peacock feathers. The left two [hold] a snake and extended in a [gesture] of fearlessness. Seven snake heads hover above; together with snake necklaces, earrings, etc. Seated in sattvasana posture." (Thartse Panchen Namka Chime, 1756-1820). (See full painting #89181).

Jeff Watt, 6-2006

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