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Bhairava Resin Mask From Nepal

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  • Height 34 cm  x 25cm


    Bhairava (Sanskrit: भैरव, lit. frightful) is a Hindu deity, a fierce manifestation of Shiva associated with annihilation.[1][2][3][4]Bhairava originated in Hindu legends and is sacred to Hindus and Jains alike. He is worshiped throughout India, Sri Lanka and Nepal.[5][6]

    Bhairava is the wandering form of Lord Shiva. Some forms of Bhairava are guardians of the eight cardinal points. There are 64 Bhairavas. These 64 Bhairavas are grouped under 8 categories and each category is headed by one major Bhairava. The major eight Bhairavas are called Aṣṭāṅga Bhairavas. The Ashta Bhairavas control the 8 directions of this universe. Each Bhairava has seven sub Bhairavas under him, totaling 64 Bhairavas. All of the Bhairavas are ruled and controlled by Maha Swarna Kala Bhairava otherwise known as Kala Bhairava, who is the supreme ruler of time of this universe as per some Śaiva tantric scriptures (āgamas). Bhairavi is the consort of Kala Bhairava.[7] Bhairava is also called upon as protector, as he guards the eight directions of the universe. In Shiva temples, when the temple is closed, the keys are placed before Bhairava. Bhairava is also described as the protector of women. He is described as the protector of the timid and in general women who are timid in nature.[8][9]

    Resin Mask From Nepal .This type of work with resin is kind of Nepal trade mark ..They make mastrepieces in masks ,statues ,asstrays etc in different colours , and though is a synthetic material , it has a good feeling and looks natural .