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Red Hayagrīva

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Texts related to Hayagrīva (rta mgrin), a wrathful manifestation of Avalokiteśvara who symbolizes enlightened speech and is usually depicted with a horse's head protruding from his crown:

Black Hayagrīva

Lineage Prayers



A short daily practice of Takhyung Barwa, the revelation of Jigme Lingpa (1730–1798) that combines the practices of Hayagrīva, Garuḍa and Guru Drakpo, and is renowned for its capacity to subjugate negative forces and cure disease.

Chokgyur Lingpa revealed this brief Red Hayagrīva sādhana in 1856. It is part of the Magnetizing Profundity of Hayagrīva, which, in turn, belongs to The Sevenfold Profundity (zab pa skor bdun) collection within the Chokling Tersar.

This shorter, daily practice is adapted from the full sādhana of Hayagrīva's Play of the Three Realms (rta mgrin khams gsum rol pa), which itself belongs to the Assembly of Awesome Ones (Palchen Düpa) cycle within the Longchen Nyingtik.

A liturgy for the Blazing Wrathful Guru, Hayagrīva and Garuḍa (Lama Drakpo Takhyung Barwa) practice that Jigme Lingpa revealed in 1795. Kongtrul follows Namkha Tsewang Chokdrup’s earlier compilation and supplements the root text with verses from the Vidyādhara Assembly (Rigdzin Düpa), the Female Practice of The Queen of Great Bliss (Yumka Dechen Gyalmo) and also the Awesome Ones’ Assembly (Palchen Düpa).

A simple daily sādhana of Red Hayagrīva composed at the request of a disciple named Sonam Gyaltsen.

A sādhana of Hayagrīva, the wrathful form of the Natural Liberation of Suffering (Dukngal Rangdrol) practice of Avalokiteśvara, from the Longchen Nyingtik cycle.

This short practice of Hayagrīva, which is included among the core texts of the Longchen Nyingtik collection, is intended to pacify gyalpo spirits and harmful influences (dön).

The root text for the Blazing Wrathful Guru, Hayagrīva and Garuḍa (Lama Drakpo Takhyung Barwa), which the great tertön Jigme Lingpa revealed in 1795. The practice combines three deities—Hayagrīva, Garuḍa and Guru Drakpo—and is considered to be a powerful means of subjugating negative forces and overcoming disease.

There are several arrangements for the Takhyung Barwa practice, but this appears to be the earliest. Its compiler, Namkha Tsewang Chokdrup, mentions that he was the object of Jigme Lingpa's own prayers of aspiration and that he received signs of accomplishment related to this deity.

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