Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Indian Adept (siddha) - Kambala (Lavapa)

རྒྱ་གར་གྱི་གྲུབ་ཆེན། 印度大成就者
(item no. 233)
Origin Location Eastern Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Karma (Kagyu)
Size 43.82x29.21cm (17.25x11.50in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# F1997.9.7
Painting School Karma Gardri
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Interpretation / Description

Lawapa (also called Kambhala): one of the 84 great mahasiddhas of Indian Tantric Buddhism. His colourful biography includes notables such as King Indrabhuti and Lakshminkara. He was principally associated with the tantric cycle of Hevajra.

Jeff Watt 2-2001

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