Himalayan Art Resources

Painting Set: Tara (Twenty-one, Guge Style)

Twenty-one Tara painting Set, Guge Style | Suryagupta Tara Main Page

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Description (below)
- Name List & Images
- Twenty-one Taras in a Single Composition
- West Tibet Main Page
- Confusions
- Others...

These nine compositions belong to a set of paintings depicting the Twenty-one Taras according to the system of the Kashmiri mahasiddha Suryagupta. The images can be identified both by inscriptions on some of the paintings and by comparison with other identified images of the Twenty-one Taras. The individual appearances of the twenty-one are also described in the ritual and meditation texts in both Sanskrit and Tibetan language.

Jeff Watt [updated 4-2019]