Himalayan Art Resources

Subject: Dog Imagery Page

Dog Imagery Page | Animal Relationships Glossary

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Dog Imagery
- Astrology, Year of the Dog
- Asanga Biography
- Kukkuripa
- Milarepa Biography, the Hunter and the Dog
- Drugpa Kunleg
- Red Shvanakasya, Dog Faced One (Chakrasamvara)
- Hayagriva with Four Dog Faced Retinue Figures (Atisha)
- Mahakala
- Tsi'u Marpo
- Initiation Cards
- Masterworks
- Confusions
- Others...

The mahasiddha Kukkuripa is known as the 'dog person'. Tsiu Marpo, a Tibetan worldly God, is almost always accompanied by a red dog. Most forms of the protector deity Mahakala are also accompanied by black dogs.

Jeff Watt 2-1018