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Parnashavari

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Parnashavari (Tibetan: ri tro ma rig sum, lo ma gyun ma,lohma jolma. English: the Mountain Ascetic - Wearing Leaves), the goddess who protects from contagious illness according to the Segyu lineage.

Natural in colour (yellow), she has three faces and six hands.

The main face is slightly peaceful and wrathful with three eyes and the hair tied with a snake in a topknot on the crown of the head.

The red face on the left is in a desirous mood and the white face on the right is peaceful.

The first pair of hands hold a gold vajra and a vajra lasso held to the heart.

In the second pair is a vajra axe upraised in a manner of striking and a fan of fresh leaves and in the lower pair of hands is an arrow and bow.

Adorned with gold and jewel ornaments, a circlet of fresh leaves around the neck and a long snake necklace she wears an upper silk scarf gray in colour.

The lower body is covered with a thatched skirt of fresh leaves tied with a yellow silk ribbon.

With the right knee pressing on the sun disc and lotus seat she sits in a kneeling posture.

Source

www.thangkar.com