[Advaita-l] Lord Hayagriva is the Samaveda God
Jaldhar H. Vyas
jaldhar at braincells.com
Wed Mar 2 00:10:24 CST 2011
On Fri, 18 Feb 2011, Srikanta Narayanaswami wrote:
> Not to add anything material to the discussion, we have in the tradition the
> forms of Lord Vishnu as LakshmIvarAha (wild boar faced) murthy and
> Hayagreeva (horse faced). The sAma veda murthy is also some animal faced.
> Apropos the above posting,Lord Hayagriva with his consort Lakshmi is the diety
> of Samaveda.
Sometime ago I posted some descriptions of the iconic forms of the Vedas
from the vratakanda of chaturvargachintamani by Hemadri Acharya (an
encycopedic dharmashastra work) Here it is again.
A divine being white-colored with a bulls head. In his right hand he
holds a rudrAkshamAlA and with his left hand displays the abhaya mudrA.
A divine being of yellow color with a goats head. In his right hand he
holds a rudrAkshamAlA and in his left hand, the vajra or thunderbolt.
A divine being of dark blue (nIla) color with a horses head. In his right
hand he holds a rudrAkshamAlA and in his left hand a shanka or conch
A divine being of white color with the head of a monkey. In his right
hand he holds a rudrAkshamAlA and in his left hand a club or mace
But this source does not equate the samavedamurti with bhagavan hayagriva.
Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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