Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Indian Adept (siddha) - Virupa

རྒྱ་གར་གྱི་གྲུབ་ཆེན། 印度大成就者
(item no. 88709)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1500 - 1599
Lineages Sakya and Ngor (Sakya)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Mahasiddha

Gender: Male

TBRC: P3293

Interpretation / Description

Virupa, Yogeshvara (837-909 approx.) and the Spontaneously Arising Accomplishment Lineage.

Wisdom Calendar 1996 - Cover (full catalog list)

At the bottom right is Drangti Namkha Palzang (1532-1602).

The six meditational deities in the bottom register are drawn from the text known as the Bari Gyatsa. Starting at the left is Arapachana Manjushri, white in colour, followed by white Sthira Chakra Manjushri, Vajrasana Shakyamuni Buddha, orange Sthira Chakra Manjushri, orange Manjuvajra with three faces and six arms and orange Manjuvajra with one face and two arms.

Spontaneously Arising Accomplishment Lineage (lhan cig skyes grub kyi bla ma brgyud pa):
1. Vajradhara (rdo rje 'chang)
2. Nairatmya (bdag med ma)
3. Virupa (birwapa)
4. Dombi Heruka (dombipa)
5. Ngotsar Dorje (ngo mtshar rdo rje)
6. Nagtropa (nags khrod pa)
7. Garbharipa (garbharipa)
8. Jayashri (dza ya shri)
9. Durjayachandra (mi thub zla ba)
10. Bikshu Viravajra (dge slong dpa' bo rdo rje)
11. Drogmi Lotsawa ('brog mi lo tsa ba)
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27. Konchog Lhundrub
28. Drangti Namkha Palzang (1532-1602)

(Instruction Lineage, Folio 228)

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Publication: Wisdom Publications: Calendar Collection

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