Himalayan Art Resources

Indian Adept: Virupa Religious Context

Virupa Main Page

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Religious Context
- Virupa Outline
- Guruyoga
- Lineage Paintings
- Lamdre (Margapala)
- Sachen Kunga Nyingpo Vision of Virupa
- Mahasiddha Main Page
- Bibliography
- Confusions: Shri Simha, Tsang Nyon Heruka
- Others...

- Virupa: Lord of Yoga
- Virupa & Shrisimha Confusion

Study Topics:
- Iconography
- Multiple Individuals
- Biographies (3+)

"Reversing the Ganga and subduing the evil king;
While holding the sun - drinking the liquor of the entire country, without being drunk;
Completely shattering the Linga and subduing the Chandali;
To the renowned Lord of Power, I bow my head." (Sakya liturgical verse).

"With a body blue in colour,
The right hand pressed to the ground,
The left upraised in a threatening gesture,
Seated in the sattva posture;
To the One reversing the Ganga, I bow! Mangalam."

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Jeff Watt 2-2002 [Updated 11-2016, 4-2017, 9-2017, 12-2019]

Virupa Biographies:

Biography of the Eighty-four Mahasiddhas, Abhayakara Gupta (11th century).

Biography of Shri Virupa, Jetsun Dragpa Gyaltsen (1147-1216)

Chagen's Biography of the Great Master Virupa, Chagen Wangchug Gyaltsen (13th century)

(The images below are only a selection of examples from the links above).