Himalayan Art Resources

Mahakala: Shadbhuja [Shangpa] Religious Context

Shadbhuja Mahakala (Shangpa) Page

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Religious Context
- Shadbhuja Mahakala Outline
- Shadbhuja Mahakala Main Page
- Mahakala Resource Page
- Mahakala Main Page
- Retinue Figures
- Secondary Figures
- Related Deities
- Kshetrapala Main Page
- Offering Paintings ‘kangdze’
- Shadbhuja Song Book (musical notations)
- Teachers: Shavaripa, Saraha, Rahulagupta, Maitripa
- Protectors: Common Confusions
- Protector Deities Main Page
- Deities According to Function
- Colours & Activities
- Complex Specific Subjects
- Metaphor
- Source Texts
- Confusions: 75 Mahakala
- Others...

- Mahakala Clarification
- Shangpa Kagyu Protectors
- 75 Forms of Mahakala
- White Mahakala of the Shangpa Tradition

Lineage: Vajradhara, Jnana Dakini, Shri Shavaripa, Lord Maitripa, Mahasiddha Rahulagupta, Khedrup Khyungpo Naljor (founder of the Shangpa Kagyu School, 11th century), Nyamme Rinchen Tsondru, Bonton Kyergangpa (famous terton of the Hayagriva 'Secret Accomplishment' cycle of practice), etc.

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Jeff Watt 4-2004 [updated 8-2016, 5-2017, 12-2019]

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