Sign In
 
Forgot password?
Enter your username or email to reset and email yourself your password
Forgot your username? Click here
Sign In
Welcome . For your security, please choose your password.
Sign In
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Sign up
for saving your wish list, viewing past orders
receiving discounts and lots more...
Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
Share
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Sculptures > Ritual > Hayagriva Chopper (rta mgrin gri gug)
Displaying 1 of 497         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Hayagriva Chopper (rta mgrin gri gug)

Hayagriva Chopper (rta mgrin gri gug)

Hayagriva Chopper (rta mgrin gri gug)

Availability:
Sold Out
Specifications:

Brass Statue

15.4" X 5.0" X 3.0"
2.0 Kg
Item Code:
ZX60
Price:
$135.00
Discounted:
$108.00   Shipping Free - 4 to 6 days
You Save:
$27.00 (20%)
Notify me when this item is available
Notify me when this item is available
You will be notified when this item is available
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Hayagriva Chopper (rta mgrin gri gug)

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 5928 times since 2nd Oct, 2008
The word chopper is equivalent of the Sanskrit word 'kartrika', which is a small knife with bent tip. When it is joined with the figures of Hayagriva, as in this ritual object, it is known as Hayagriva chopper. The image of a horse head at the top is the distinctive mark of Hayagriva.

As an attribute it is held in the right hand of many a fierce deity of Buddhism, especially the female ones, symbolizing critical, analytical and dissective wisdom, which cuts through and chops up all delusive appearances and reduces all things to voidness, suitable for the transformation into wisdom.

Here there are seven heads of Hayagriva arranged in vertical rows. Following the horse's head at the top is a single head of Hayagriva. Then follow two rows of three heads each. All of Hayagriva's heads have three eyes, bushy eyebrows and a five-skulled crown.

Hayagriva is worshipped in Tibet principally by horse-dealers because he is believed to frighten away demons by neighing like a horse. When invoked, he is said to announce his coming by neighing. The horse's head neighs loudly, and the sound is said to pierce all false appearances of substantiality, revealing the shining reality of freedom. His mantra contains the following verse:

"I request that you protect all horses. Increase the number of mares. For from the mother of the horse many supreme horses will be born. Please disperse the obstacles on the Path and reveal the right direction."

Hayagriva is a wrathful manifestation of Avalokiteshvara. There are believed to be 108 forms of Hayagriva. His special ability is to cure diseases, especially skin diseases even as serious as leprosy, which is said to be caused by the Nagas (malignant water spirits with serpent bodies).

This description by Dr. Shailendra Kumar Verma, Ph.D. His doctorate thesis being on the "Emergence and Evolution of the Buddha Image (from its inception to 8th century A.D).

Of Related Interest :

Hayagriva Phurpa cum Chopper

Hayagriva Phurpa

Hayagriva - The Protector of Horses

Wooden Phurpa

Phurpa Pendant in Sterling Silver

Chopper with Vajra Hilt

Chopper Earrings

Ritual Implements in Tibetan Buddhism: A Symbolic Appraisal


Delivered by to all international destinations within 3 to 5 days, fully insured.

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
  • sorry I meant the Hayagriva chopper-do you have more of these?
    by tihomir marsanic (tihomir_m@hotmail.com) on 19th Feb 2008
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Testimonials

I'm so happy to have discovered your website. You've such a bountiful variety of lovely, fun, yet tasteful things. Your fair pricing and free shipping allowed me to get not only gifts for my mother, as well as my sister, I could afford to buy myself a beautiful gift too. Plus, you take PayPal, which is the ONLY way I pay online. I'm very blessed. Thank you, all.
Karen, Chicago
PERFECT DELIVERY OK
Alain, Belgium
The Krishna statue was delivered today afternoon. It's so beautiful...thank you so much. It's exactly what I wanted.
Dipti
Very satisfied with all the books I bought from Exotic India. Easy access and browsing, and prompt delivery. Thank you.
Alberto Garcia, Spain
Thank you kindly for your ceaseless and tireless work and service for the whole world interested in the immense realm of indian culture and more....the many so various and different items impresse me every time and again.
Silja, Switzerland
I wanted to let you know how much I appreciated your prompt shipping of my recent order of the Devi Mahatmyam. It made me so happy to receive it before Navratri ended! I am very grateful to have found your website. You have a fantastic selection of books and the prices are very reasonable.
Karen, USA
All of the shawls that I have purchased so far, have been lush and lovely. Thank you for selling such nice products in the USA.
Linda
I am delighted to confirm this is a trusted website to purchase from. I ordered on of the books which arrived in the UK within 10days. I did not use paypal and the transition from payment to delivery was smooth running, and I am impressed with the content and qualty of the book.
Lee-ann, London, UK
You have helped my sadhana in ways I could never imagine - Bless You.
J Kali Ananda Swami, USA
I have been buying several statues and things from Exotic India for years with my wife Roma Mukherjee Melrose. We really appreciate what we got from them. They are very polite, they have excellent customer satisfaction ratings from us and will go a long way to make customers happy with their very exotic quality products. Tom and Roma Melrose Colorado USA
Tom Melrose
TRUSTe online privacy certification
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2016 © Exotic India