Himalayan Art Resources

Subject: Eight Siddhas In One Painting

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This group of images brings together as many examples as possible of the eight siddhas as represented in the various forms of art. These eight are represented as minor figures in the right and left descending registers of the paintings, or in the eight charnal grounds surrounding the central deity figure. On the metal sculpture Lotus Mandalas the siddhas are found on the eight outer petals. Repousse fragments of mandalas have also been found that depict siddhas in the charnal grounds.

Jeff Watt [updated 5-2018]