Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Mahottara Heruka (Buddhist Deity)

ཆེ་མཆོག་ཧེ་རུ་ཀ། 嘿噜嘎 (八大法)
(item no. 800)
Origin Location Eastern Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Nyingma and Buddhist
Size 80.01x59.69cm (31.50x23.50in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# P1998.32.7
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Mahottara: surrounded by the 8 Herukas and 8 Vidyadharas. (See another painting from the same set HAR #48302).

Jeff Watt 4-2001

Yellow Numbers - Teachers:
1. Nagarjuna
2. Gyalwa Chogyang
3. Dorje Wangtu
4. Palgyi Sengge
5. Garab Dorje
6. Rombu Guhya
7. Sanggye Yeshe
8. Jampal Shenyen
9. Padmasambhava
10. Yeshe Tsogyal
11. Nyangral
12. Trisongdetsen
13. Namka Nyingpo
14. Palgyi Yeshe
15. Shantigarbha
16. Dhanasamskrita
17. Humkara
18. Vairochana

White Numbers - Deities:
1. Mahaottara
2. Hayagriva, Padmeshvara
3. Jigten Choto
4. Vajrakila
5. Drag Ngag
6. Kasrung
7. Yangdag
8. Mamo Botong
9. Jampal Ku

Front of Painting
English Translation of Inscription: [Name inscriptions below each figure]

Secondary Images
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Thematic Sets
Tradition: Nyingma Deity Paintings
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Painting Gallery 8
Teacher: Nyangral Nyima Ozer (Related Subjects)
Buddhist Deity: Eight Pronouncement Heruka
Buddhist Deity: Mahottara Heruka (9 & 21 Faces)