Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Indian Adept (siddha)

རྒྱ་གར་གྱི་གྲུབ་ཆེན། 印度大成就者
(item no. 15433)
Origin Location Eastern Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Shechen Archives - photographs
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Interpretation / Description

Eighty-four Mahasiddha of the Abhayadatta System based on the depictions documented by Jonang Taranata (1575-1635) as commissioned and painted as murals in the Ganden Puntsogling Monastery, Tibet. (See Abhayadatta Outline Page).

This painting belongs to an eleven painting set and depicts eight Indian adepts, siddhas, from early in the list following the Abhayadatta system: numbers 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75 and 76. The composition is the 10th painting (R5) in the set and placed at the far right of the central painting.

Numbered List:
Top center: Kshitigarbha Bodhisattva
69. Kantalipa
70. Dhahulipa
71. Udhilipa
72. Kapalapa
73. Kirapalapa
74. Sakara
75. Sarvabhaksha
76. Nagabodhi

Jeff Watt 6-2009

Related Items
Thematic Sets
Indian Adept Main Page (Mahasiddha)
Painting Set: Indian Adepts (84) - Palpung Composition
Collection of Shechen Archives: Gallery I