Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Nairatmya (Buddhist Deity)

རྡོ་རྗེ་བདག་མེད་མ། 无我佛母(萨迦派本尊)
(item no. 31215)
Origin Location Tibet
Lineages Sakya, Ngor (Sakya) and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Vajra Nairatmya (Tibetan: dor je dag me ma. English: Selfless One) and Shri Virupa (malformed, [Ugly One]) along with the 'Extensive Lineage' of Indian gurus of the Hevajra Tantra. This painting is the second in a series of paintings depicting the Lamdre Lineage.

This is composition number #2 in a set of paintings of unknown number.

At the left side is Vajra Nairatmya, blue in colour. On the right is Virupa. Slightly above and between the two is the deity Kalachakra. At the top center is the small figure of Padmasambhava. The remaining eighteen figures at the top of the composition and twenty-one below belong to the group of Eighty-four Mahasiddhas according to the system of Vajrasana. The remaining figures in the group would be continued on the next painting in the set.

Jeff Watt 2-2014

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Thematic Sets
Collection: Tamashige Tibet Collection
Painting Set: Margapala [26]
Subject: Margapala Lineage Paintings (Sakya)
Subject: Margapala Sets (Two Figures)
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