|Date Range||1700 - 1799|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
|Collection||Museum of Fine Arts, Boston|
|Catalogue #||acc.# 67.834, Gift of John Goelet|
Saraha, Dombi Heruka, Naropa and Virupa: from the group of Eighty-four great mahasiddha of India according to the system of Vajrasana.
"In the form of dancer, in the Brahmin race, On the glorious mountain, Received the attainments; To the teacher known as Saraha, I bow (5)
Spreading a mat to cross the Ganges, Riding a tiger, Received the attainments; To the teacher known as Dombi Heruka, I bow. (7)
Stopping and reversing the great river, Grasping the sun and Putting it in the navel; To the teacher known as Virupa, I bow. (8)
Of the Moon race, Receiving the attainments, Together with a Padmini; To the teacher known as Sararuhavajra, I bow. (6)" ( Verses from the Praise of the Eighty-four Mahasiddha by Vajrasana, 11th century).
Jeff Watt 4-2001 (revised 1-2006)
Front of Painting
English Translation of Inscription: Four four-line verses, one for each mahasiddha.