Secret Accomplishment Hayagriva
MediumPigments, gilding on sized cloth
DimensionsWork : 3 1/4 x 2 1/2 x 3/4 in. (8.25 x 6.35 x 1.91 cm)
Credit LineGift of David Kamansky and Gerald Wheaton
Because of the horse heads that sprout from his hair, Hayagriva is especially revered in Mongolia where he is considered the patron saint of nomads and horse herders. Lay Buddhists often invoke Hayagriva to protect their horses from injury and to help them win races.