Himalayan Art Resources

Buddhist Deity: Avalokiteshvara, Khasarpani (Bari, Five Deity)

Khasarpani (Bari) | Khasarpana Main Page

Iconographic Figures:
- Center: Khasarpana Lokeshvara
- Right: Tara (green, two arms)
- Right: Manidharin (yellow, two arms)
- Left: Bhrikuti (yellow, with four arms)
- Left: Hayagriva (red, slightly wrathful)

***The most important identifying characteristic for recognizing the Khasarpana Lokeshvara in the Five Deity configuration is the presence of the four armed Bhrikuti standing at the left side. A secondary indicator is the standing Tara on the right side.

All of the Amoghapasha Five Deity configurations have for the retinue:
- Hayagriva (red, four arms)
- Bhrikuti (yellow, four arms)
- Ekajati (blue, eight arms)
- Amoghapasha (red with four arms).

"...[20] Khasarpani.
Avalokiteshvara Khasarpani, with a body white in colour, one face and two hands, the right in supreme generosity [and] the left holding a lotus. With the hair adorned as a crown, the same ornaments and garments. Seated in the half [vajra] posture. At the right side is Green Tara, [with] the right in supreme generosity and the left holding an utpala [and] Yellow Manidharin holding a Dharma kapala with palms joined. At the left are Yellow Bhrikuti, [with] the right in supreme generosity and the left holding a three pointed stick [and] Red Hayagriva, in a manner of bowing with the right [hand], and the left holding a stick under the beard." (By Ngorchen Konchog Lhundrub (1497-1557). Based on the Bari Gyatsa of Bari Lotsawa Rinchen Drag, 1040-1112 [P3731]).

Jeff Watt 4-2017