Hayagriva Mandala

Hayagriva Mandala

1996
Artist
monk
Seraje Monastery, Tibetan
Born: Tibet
Work Locations: India
Locale
Denver, CO
Country
United States
Style/Tradition
Tibetan
mandala
sand with mineral pigments
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

Hayagriva Mandala, 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. Denver Art 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

This object is currently on view
Dimensions
diameter: 57 in, 144.7800 cm; base width: 61 in, 154.9400 cm; height: .25 in, 0.6350 cm; width,large: 5 ft, 1.5240 m; depth,large: 5 ft, 1.5240 m
Department
Asian
Collection
Asian
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."
Known Provenance
1996, commissioned work; created at DAM by monks from the Seraje monastery in India.
Exhibition History
  • “The Light Show” — Denver Art Museum, 5/19/2019 – 3/7/2021

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