Himalayan Art Resources

Buddhist Worldly Protector: Pehar (Mind)

Pehar Gyalpo Main Page

Gyajin is one of the Five forms of Gyalpo Pehar. He represents the mind aspect and is typically depicted as blue in colur and riding an elephant. From among the group of five forms the Activity Pehar is the form most commonly found portrayed as the central figure in paintings and commonly found as a sculpture. Gyajin is the only other form to be depicted as the center of the group. Sometimes sets of five compositions are painted - one composition for each of the five Pehar forms.

Jeff Watt 6-2012