Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Garuda - Black

ཁྱུང་། བོན་ལྷ། 大鹏(苯教本尊)
(item no. 79054)
Origin Location Eastern Tibet
Date Range 1900 - 1959
Lineages Buddhist
Material Ground: Paper
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Animal-Feature

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Black Garuda of the Mitra Yogin Tradition.

"Kriya Tantra: Mitra Gyatsa #20. Black Blazing Garuda with Nine Deities."

Tibetan: Khyung

84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha: Siddhaikavīra Tantra (Siddhaika­vīra­tantram, dpa’ bo gcig pu grub pa zhes bya ba’i rgyud kyi rgyal po chen po)

Chapter One Second Mantra 1.­8 oṁ garuḍa haṃsa he he cala cala svāhā |

Oṁ, garuḍa! Swan! Hey, hey! Move, move! Svāhā!

The mere thought of this king of mantras will stop a hailstorm. By inscribing it on a kettle drum with chalk and chanting over the drumstick, one can then use the sound of the drum to stop a hailstorm. The same can be done with the sound of a conch, etc.

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