Kinari or Kinnaree, Ginnari, Ginaree - one of the most mysterious persons of Buddhist mythology. Legends about Kinari meet in the Thai, Cambodian, Lao literature. Songs and dances of Kinari are described in epic stories, reflecting culture of Burma and Ancient India. The most ancient mentions of Kinari are dated by 12-14 century.
Kinari - one of the higher divinities, living in sacred woods of Himaphan at a foot of the Mount Meru. Kinari, unlike other predominating divinities, with the second half of Kinari - a swan, is closest to people as also itself is half the human. The most widespread in Thai ancient art an image Kinari - is dazzling the beautiful woman in angelic clothes with fantastic wings. Kinari-men in Buddhist mythology are called Kinnara or Kinnorn. The Great Buddha from he’s 136 stay in various forms on the Earth - was four times embodied in Kinari.
Having the hugest palette of the images in various Buddhist cultures, the Kinari is like a cumulative symbol: beauty, graces and perfection. Even in modern culture of the Asia their dances, songs and poetry are widely known. For example, in Thailand, the name of most esteemed Kinari Manorah names dance: Manorah-Buchayan which is one of the most interesting among classical dances of Thailand.
Kinari - unique from divinities whom belongs the magic wings, it was possible to move from the mythical world to the world of people.
Magic art to inspire is inherent in Kinari!
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