|Date Range||1500 - 1599|
|Lineages||Sakya and Buddhist|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
Virupa, Yogeshwara (Tibetan: bir wa pa, nel jor wang chug. English: Ugly One, Lord of Yoga) foremost in magical attainments, from the famous group of Eighty-four Mahasiddhas of India, prominent lineage teacher for the Tantric meditational systems of Hevajra, Vajrayogini, Rakta Yamari, Rakta Jambhala and others.
"The Guru instantly [appears] above a lotus and moon [seat], as Virupa, black in colour, frightful, with a beard and chest hair, a garland of skulls and bone ornaments, in the [physical] appearance of stopping the sun." (Po Mar, folio 351).
"Reversing the Ganga and subduing the evil king; while holding the sun - drinking the liquor of the entire country, without being drunk; completely shattering the Linga and subduing the Chandali; to the renowned Lord of Power, I bow my head." (Sakya liturgical verse).
Jeff Watt 2-2013