Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Worldly Protector (Buddhist)

འཇིག་རྟེན་པའི་ལྷ། ནང་ལྷ། 世俗的神(佛教)
(item no. 65079)
Origin Location Himalayan Region
Lineages Bon and Buddhist
Material Clay
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Kula Kari: a mountain god from the border between Tibet and Bhutan. The name of the god derives from the traditional Bon usage and Kula Kari has also been absorbed into the Buddhist pantheon of subjugated mountain gods. There are both Bon and Buddhist liturgies for this god along with most mountain gods of Tibet and the Himalayan regions. (Also see the Mountain Gods Main Page and Mountain Gods Outline Page).

Jeff Watt 3-2011

Secondary Images
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Subject: Shamanism Main Page
Subject: Mountain Gods List
Collection of RMA: Selected Sculpture
Buddhist Protectors, Worldly Deities
Protectors: General Divisions & Classes
Bon Religion: Protector Deities Main Page
Subject: Mountain Gods & Local Deities
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Sculpture (Gallery 1)
Exhibition: Bon, The Magic Word (RMA 2007)
Bon Religion: Protector Deities List
Collection of RMA: Best of Collection 3