Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Indian Teacher - Bhavaviveka

རྒྱ་གར་གྱི་མཁས་པ། མཁན་ཆེན། 印度的祖师
(item no. 71923)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Gelug
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Tibet House Museum, New Delhi
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Monastic

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Bhaviveka/Bhavaviveka: Indian scholar and a pre-incarnation of the Panchen Lama. This image belongs to a famous set of paintings portraying the lineage of Panchen Lamas.

3. Bhaviveka/Bhavaviveka Iconography: [1] Bhaviveka is attired as a monk and wears a pandita hat. The arms perform a debate gesture. At the top left is [2] Arya Nagarjuna. On the right side is [3] Heruka Chakrasamvara. At the bottom right is [4] Chaturbhuja Mahakala.

Jeff Watt 10-2000

Secondary Images
Related Items
Thematic Sets
Collection of Tibet House Museum, New Delhi
Painting Set: Panchen Lama Incarnate Lineage
Subject: Indian Scholar (Buddhist)
Painting Type: Parma (printed images)
Indian Scholar: Bhavaviveka Main Page
Incarnation Lineage: Panchen Lama, Previous Births (Nartang)
Subject: Travel Bag (Monks & Siddhas)