Himalayan Art Resources

Subject: Sakya/Shalu Mahasiddha System

Systems of Mahasiddhas

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Description (below)
- List of Names
- Buton Rinchen Drub (1290-1364)
- Confusions
- Others...

Video & Essay: A Mystery Solved (Patreon)

The Sakya/Shalu system of eighty-four mahasiddhas is understood through the text of Buton Rinchen Drub composed in the first half of the 14th century and a painting of Virupa created in the mid 13th century.

There are two scrollwork examples of the Eighty-four Mahasiddhas according to the Sakya/Shalu system of enumeration. See HAR on Patreon for an essay and video of HAR #101354.

Jeff Watt [updated 11-2021]