Abhayadatta Mahasiddha System | Systems of Mahasiddhas
Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Abhayadatta System Description (below)
- Abhayadatta System Outline
- Abhayadatta/Abhayakara Gupta Page
- Lineage of Transmission
- Confusions: Abhaya, Abhayadatta Shri, Abhayakara, Abhayakara Gupta
Painting and Mural Sets
- Apo Manuscript images
- Hemis Monastery Murals, Ladakh, India
- Jonang Tradition set
- Mongolian Blockprint set
- Mongolian Painting set
- Sera Monastery Set
- Shawo Thar Set
- Situ Panchen Composition
- Tibet House, New Delhi, India
- Zanabazar Museum, Mongolia
The Eighty-four Mahasiddha of Abhayadatta Shri (Abhayakara Gupta) is a system of enumerating and describing the eighty-four siddha based on the text called The History of the Eighty-four Mahasiddha (Tibetan: grub thob brgyad bcu tsa bzhi'i lo rgyus) by the Indian scholar Abhayadatta Shri (12th century).
Tibetan text in PDF format: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.
Color images from the Apo Manuscript.
List of Names: Tibetan and English names from Masters of Mahamudra (Pdf list).
The images below portray various central figures surrounded by the Eighty-four Great Adepts (mahasiddha) of India according to the textual system of Abhayadatta Shri.
Jeff Watt [updated 3-2019]
(The images below are only a selection of examples taken from the links above).