Himalayan Art Resources

Buddhist Deity: Avalokiteshvara, Hari Hari Hari

Avalokiteshvara (Types & Forms)

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Hari Hari Hari Lokeshvara Description (below)
- Hari Hari Hari Outline Page
- Lokeshvara Comparison 1
- Stacked Deities Page
- Vishnu Main Page
- Garuda Main Page
- Masterworks
- Confusions
- Others...

Currently there are several known paintings containing an image of Hari Hari Hari Lokeshvara (HAR #77124 European Private Collection, HAR # [pending] Imperial Palace Beijing) where he is displayed as the central figure and a third painting where he is a minor figure at the bottom center of the painted composition (HAR #89177).

[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 [updated 8-2017, 8-2018]