Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Achala (Buddhist Deity) - Blue, Standing

མི་གཡོ་བ། 不动明王(梵名:阿遮罗)
(item no. 79046)
Origin Location Eastern Tibet
Date Range 1900 - 1959
Lineages Buddhist
Material Ground: Paper
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Wrathful

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Achala, Krodharaja (English: the Immovable One, King of the Wrathful).

The Kriya Tantra practice of Achala was popularized by Lord Atisha (982-1054), the founder of the Kadampa School and also by Lobpon Sonam Tsemo of Sakya (1142-1182).

Jeff Watt 5-2003

Reverse of Painting
English Translation of Inscription: Kriya Tantra. Mitra Gyatsa #12. For the Messenger of the Tatagata Family, Bhagavan Achala with 11 Deities, the seed [syllable] and mantra of the principle [deity] are ...

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Subject: Mitra Gyatsa (Kriya Tantra)