Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Indian Adept (siddha)

རྒྱ་གར་གྱི་གྲུབ་ཆེན། 印度大成就者
(item no. 90732)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1900 - 1959
Lineages Uncertain
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Tibet House, New York
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Interpretation / Description

Two Mahasiddhas and Two Panditas.

At the top right is a mahasiddha, possibly Shri Simha, holding the right hand upraised in a wrathful gesture. The left holds a skullcup at the waist. A red meditation cord extending from the shoulder is wrapped about the legs. At the left another siddha performs a wrathful gesture - pointed downward.

In the lower composition, a pandita wearing orange, red and blue monastic robes with a red pandita hat folded across the head holds with the left hand a black begging bowl. The two legs rest in a relaxed posture. At the left, a pandita seated in the posture of meditation, wearing monastic robes and a red scholars hat, places the hands in the mudra (gesture) of meditation in the lap - supporting a skullcup bowl overflowing with nectar.

Jeff Watt 2-2000

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