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VAISHRAVANA

An anonymous artistUnknown - Unknown

The Fine Arts Zanabazar Museum

The Fine Arts Zanabazar Museum

Vaishravana is the son of Garamdargo
Doniddakpo (stong pa nyid dakpo or Lord of Emptiness, Kubera in Sanskrit) or All-hearing One.
Vaishravana is depicted in a serene countenance with one golden yellow
beautiful face, two mudras, holding Treasure Dhvaja or Victory Banner in his
right hand and a mongoose ejecting jewels from its mouth in his left hand and
sitting with his legs half-folded or pendent on the back of a snow lion. He’s
the Lord of Wealth and Treasury and is depicted with his eight attendants.

 

It’s a tradition to depict the four
Mahakalas, the red, blue, yellow and white-colored wrathful patron deities on the gates of
Buddhist temples and monasteries or on Buddhist sutras. The yellow-colored
wrathful patron deity is the Vaishravana, the son of All-Hearing One, who is to
protect the treasury and the wealth.

 

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  • Title: VAISHRAVANA
  • Creator: An anonymous artist
  • Date: Unknown - Unknown
  • Provenance: The Fine Arts Zanabazar Museum
  • Type: sculture
  • Rights: The Fine Arts Zanabazar Museum

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