Himalayan Art Resources

Buddhist Deity: Tara (Suryagupta Tradition)

Tara, Suryagupta Tradition | Twenty-one Taras Main Page | Tara Main Page

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Suryagupta Tradition Explanation (below)
- Systems of Twenty-one Taras Outline
- Mahasiddha Suryagupta
- Tara Seventeen Deity Mandala
- Twenty-one Taras in a Single Composition
- Twenty-one Taras Painting Set 1 (Khyenri Style)
- Twenty-one Taras Painting Set 2 (Guge Style)
- Twenty-one Taras Sculpture Set 1
- Name List & Images of the Twenty One Taras
- Twenty-one Taras as Minor Figures
- Red Card Set
- Suryagupta Masterworks
- Confusions
- Others...

The Suryagupta (Ravigupta) Tradition has many forms of Tara. The two most famous are the Seventeen Deity Tara Mandala and the system of Twenty-one Taras.

Jeff Watt 6-2006 [updated 5-2017]

(See an article on the subject of the Suryagupta Tradition from the Jonang Foundation).