Maha Mayuri

MoNA Collection

Medium & Material    : Mix Media (pencil, poster color, and gold) on cotton canvas

Dimensions : 29.5 x 21 cm

About the Art

The Sanskrit name Maha Mayuri means “the great peacock”. The goddess is associated with the five protector goddesses (Pancha Raksha). She is the chief among the five deities. In Mahayana Buddhism, she is regarded as the female Boddhisatva (female wisdom kings).

She is portrayed with a benevolent expression having three faces and eight hands. The position she sits in is regarded as the half vajrasana posture. Her right hand holds a sword, a chakra, a Kalash (lotus jar) and shows a varada mudra (gesture of blessing). On the other hand, she wields a flag, a Kalash (lotus jar), peacock feathers, and an alms bowl.

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