Sometimes there are broken image links on the Himalayan Art Resources (HAR) website. Although most of the images on the site are stored in the HAR server storage, several thousand images are retrieved from museum or private websites. When these sites malfunction or the Url addresses change then a broken link is experienced. The HAR policy is to try and limit the number of external links.

The HAR website has an extensive network of links to the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center (TBRC), an encyclopedic database of Himalayan literature and history. The HAR-TBRC links are currently not working. The database architecture of the TBRC website has been extensively updated and the new links to all of the HAR data records will be re-connected after October 15th.


Number Sets Index
A comprehensive list of popular art subjects grouped by number and name has been added to the Index Page.

Tibetan Year Chart
A convenient Tibetan-Western Year conversion chart has been added to the Glossary Page.

Licchavi Kings Chronology Chart
Years and dates found inscribed on Nepalese art generally follow royal chronology. A Licchavi chart has been added to the Glossary Page.

Collection of Private


Shechen Archives, Gallery II
New images from 18th and 19th century Eastern Tibet have been added to Gallery II.

Khokhlov Collection of Sculpture
A small collection of metalwork sculpture from a collector in Moscow, Russia.

Collection of Jane Werner-Aye
Carved wooden blocks are used to create prayer flags, banners, book pages, repetitions of mantras for prayer wheels and many other ritual items.

Torma Molds (Wood)
Torma molds are used to create barley dough offerings in specific shapes and used in ritual practice.

Bon Prayer Flags
Prayer flags are a Himalayan, Tibetan, and Central Asian phenomenon. Bon prayer flags are some of the earliest and retain emblems of ancient Tibetan culture and beliefs.

Collection of Samuel Bercholz


Eight Great Mahasiddhas
The Eight Mahasiddhas are a popular theme in Himalayan and Tibetan art. Work has been done to identify the principal figures and tell their stories.

A Painting and Praise to the Mahasiddhas
The earliest praise, currently known in Tibetan literature, addressed to the Eight Mahasiddhas was composed by Dolpopa Sherab Gyaltsen in the 14th century. An 18th century painting from Eastern Tibet follows the written praise very closely.

Eight Siddhas as Minor Figures
Artworks with representations of the Eight Siddhas as minor figures are very common. The eight siddhas are not always the same and substitutions are made based on popularity and differing religious tradition.



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