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  • Newari religion painting
  • painted Style: 18 century
Materials: Real Natural Mineral Pigments, 24K Gold Paint Embellishment, Wood
Size:(27 x 41cm)

Description:Mahasiddha  is a term for someone who embodies and cultivates siddhi of perfection. They are a type of eccentric yogi in both Hinduism and Vajrayana Buddhism. Mahasiddhas were tantric practitioners, or tantrikas who had sufficient attainments to act as a guru or tantric master. A siddha is an individual who, through the practice of  sadhana, attains the realization of siddhis, psychic and spiritual abilities and powers. Their historical influence throughout the  Indic and Himalayan region was vast and they reached mythic proportions which is codified in their songs of realization and  hagiographies, many of which have been preserved in the Tibetan Buddhist canon. The Mahasiddha are the founders of Vajrayana traditions and lineages, such as  Dzogchen  and Mahamudra.Here, the Mahasiddhas are eight even there are 84 Mahasiddhas. The names are 1. Machalipa, 2. Birupa, 3. Kukkuripa, 4. Dhukurpa, 5. Nagarjuna, 6. ghantapa, 7. Saraha, 8. Indravuti 

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