Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Vajradhara Buddha

རྡོ་རྗེ་འཆང། སངས་རྒྱས། 金刚持
(item no. 167)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1600 - 1699
Lineages Sakya and Buddhist
Size 88.90x64.77cm (35x25.50in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment, Fine Gold Line on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# P1994.10.14
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Vajradhara (Tibetan: dor je chang. English: the Vajra Holder): the primordial Buddha of Vajrayana Buddhism, surrounded by the 84 famous Indian adepts (Sanskrit: mahasiddhas) of India.

Sanskrit: Vajradhara Tibetan: Dor je chang

Jeff Watt 11-2000

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