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  Suvarnavabhasa

 

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Suvarnavabhasa, i.e. the ‘Golden One’, is the Sanskrit name of an incarnation of the Buddha in the form of a golden peacock (mayura) king, who lived near the Himalayas and who used to recite the Mahamayuri dharani daily with great devotion. It tops a large brass stand (fig.) used to as an oil lamp or to hold small clay oil lamps (fig.) called dipa, inside a Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur.