|Date Range||1700 - 1799|
|Size||15.88cm (6.25in) high|
|Collection||Rubin Museum of Art|
|Catalogue #||acc. #C2002.36.1|
Shri Shmashana Adhipati (Tibetan: pal dur tro dag po yab yum. English: the Glorious Lords of the Charnel Ground, Father and Mother). Also referred to as Chitipati.
Shri Adhipati arises from the Secret Essence Wheel Tantra and is associated with the Chakrasamvara Cycle of Tantras (Anuttarayoga Tantra). Primarily employed as a wealth practice, with emphasis on protecting from thieves, they also serve as the special protector for the Vajrayogini 'Naro Khechari' practice. Shri Chitipati is now common, to a greater or lesser extent, in all the Sarma Schools.
Lineage: Vajradhara, Vajrayogini, Mahasiddha Padmavajra, Lilavajra, Jnana Siddhi, Shri Samayavajra, Chime Lodro Zangpo, Ngulchu Vairochana, Khampa Gvalo Shonnu Pal, Sachen Kunga Nyingpo (1092-1158), etc.
Jeff Watt 5-2003