Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Indian Adept (siddha) - Saraha

རྒྱ་གར་གྱི་གྲུབ་ཆེན། 印度大成就者
(item no. 50)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Size 66.04x43.82cm (26x17.25in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# F1997.2.2
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

TBRC: P6160

Interpretation / Description

Saraha, the arrow maker, from the group of Eighty-four Mahasiddhas of Tantric 'Vajrayana' Buddhism, surrounded by 40 other mahasiddhas. This composition is number two in a three painting set depicting all of the siddhas according to the Vajrasana system. The central image and painting would depict the primordial Buddha Vajradhara.

Jeff Watt 9-2000

Secondary Images
Related Items
Thematic Sets
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Painting Gallery 2
Indian Adept Main Page (Mahasiddha)
Indian Adept: Saraha
Indian Adept (Mahasiddha): Painting (Late Period 17th to the Present)
Subject: Vajrasana Mahasiddha System