Himalayan Art Resources

Teacher: Tsongkapa as Mahasiddha

Tsongkapa: Five Forms

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Tsongkapa as Mahasiddha Description (below)
- Single Composition
- Set of Five Paintings
- Tsongkapa & the Eighty-four Mahasiddhas
- Sculpture
- Masterworks: #4205, 69407, #99072
- Confusions: Dombi Heruka
- Others...

- Dombi Heruka & Tsongkapa
- Tsongkapa & the 84 Mahasiddhas
- Dombi Heruka Confusions

Tsongkapa in the form of a mahasiddha (Indian Adept) is based on a series of five visions experienced by his disciple Kedrub Geleg Pal Zangpo (1385-1438). Kedrub was the 2nd of the two heart sons of Lama Tsongkapa.

Lama Tsongkapa composed his own short text listing the Eight Great Siddha based on the traditional early lists, however he excludes one name and substitutes the Indian name Ashvaghosha.

Jeff Watt [updated 1-2019]