Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Indian Adept (siddha) - (multiple figures)

རྒྱ་གར་གྱི་གྲུབ་ཆེན། 印度大成就者
(item no. 99227)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Kagyu and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Interpretation / Description

Eighty-four Mahasiddha of the Abhayadatta System based on the depictions documented by Jonang Taranata (1575-1635) as commissioned and painted as murals in the Ganden Puntsogling Monastery, Tibet. (See Abhayadatta Outline Page).

This painting belongs to an eleven painting set and depicts eight Indian adepts, siddhas, late in the list following the Abhayadatta system: numbers 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67 and 68. The composition is the 9th painting (R4) in the set and placed 4th to the proper left hand side of the central image.

Top center: Akashagarbha Bodhisattva
61. Bhikshanapa
62. Dhilipa
63. Kumbharipa
64. Carbaripa
65. Manibhadra
66. Mekhala
67. Kanakhala
68. Kilakilapada

Jeff Watt 6-2009

See details: HAR 99221, HAR 99224, HAR 99225.

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Painting Set: Indian Adepts (84) - Palpung Composition
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