Hayagriva Mandala

1996

Object

Artist

monk
Seraje Monastery, Tibetan
Born: Tibet
Work Locations: India

Locale

Country

Style/Tradition

Object Info

Object: mandala
Currently on view
Object ID: 1996.54

Medium/Technique

sand with mineral pigments

Credit

Funds from the Asian Art Association, Mr. and Mrs. Yale H. Lewis, NBT Foundation, Fay Shwayder, and the Asian Art Department Acquisition Fund

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Dimensions

diameter: 57 in, 144.78 cm; base width: 61 in, 154.94 cm; height: .25 in, 0.63 cm; width,large: 5 ft, 1.53 m; depth,large: 5 ft, 1.53 m

Department

Asian

Known Provenance

1996, commissioned work; created at DAM by monks from the Seraje monastery in India.

Extended Info

Hayagriva Mandala Created by monk-artists of Seraje Monastic University, India: Geshe Thubten Sonam (b. 1965, Tibet), Sonam Woser (b. 1964, Tibet), Lobsang Lungrig (b. 1974, Tibet) 1996 Sand mixed with mineral pigments Museum purchase with funds from the Asian Art Association, Mr. and Mrs. Yale H. Lewis, NBT Foundation, Fay Shwayder, and the Asian Art Department Acquisition Fund 1996.54 In September 1996, three monks from Seraje Monastic University in southern India created a Hayagriva mandala at the Denver Art Museum. Hayagriva is regarded as one of the Great Protectors of Buddhism. The abbot of their monastery, Venerable Jampa Tegchhog, offered the sand mandala to the museum "as a token of spiritual gift and as a basis of blessing and faith for the people of Denver and also to protect the people and environment from disease and natural calamities and evil elements."