Himalayan Art Resources

Painting Comparison: L5 Indian Adepts (84)

Palpung 84 Mahasiddha Set

Painting L5 from the Eighty-four Mahasiddha of the Abhayadatta System based on the depictions documented by Jonang Taranata (1575-1635) as commissioned and painted as murals in the Ganden Puntsogling Monastery, Tibet. (See Abhayadatta Outline Page).

This painting belongs to an eleven painting set and depicts eight Indian adepts, siddhas, late in the list following the Abhayadatta system: numbers 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83 and 84. The composition is the 11th painting (L5) in the set and placed last on the proper left hand side of the central image.

Art Represented in Art: See upper center, a siddha in a cave with a painting depicting the deity Hevajra.

Top center: Samantabhadra Bodhisattva
77. Darikapa
78. Putalipa
79. Upanaha
80. Kokilipa
81. Anangapa
82. Lakshmikara
83. Samudra
84. Vyalipa

Jeff Watt 6-2009