Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Indian Adept (siddha) - Virupa

རྒྱ་གར་གྱི་གྲུབ་ཆེན། 印度大成就者
(item no. 94044)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Sakya
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Silk
Collection American Museum of Natural History
Catalogue # AMNH 70.2/ 3485 R
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Mahasiddha

Gender: Male

TBRC: P3293

Interpretation / Description

AMNH Description

Virupa, Lord of Yoga (Sanskrit: Virupa Yogeshvara. Prakrit: bir wa pa. Tibetan: bir wa pa, nal jor wang chug. English: Ugly One, Lord of Yoga) foremost in magical attainments, from the famous group of 84 mahasiddhas of India, prominent lineage guru for the systems of Hevajra, Vajrayogini, Rakta Yamari and Rakta Jambhala.

Jeff Watt 6-2002

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