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Mahasiddha Carbaripa

Mahasiddha Carbaripa

Signed and numbered print.

  • Artist : Robert Beer
  • Produced : 1986
  • Type : Giclee Print
  • Category : Robert Beer Paintings
  • Original Painting Size : 8.25 x 10.85 inches (210 x 276 mm)
  • Original Medium : Gouache and gold on paper

Please select the size and format that you require :

Format Image SizePaper Size Price Availability  
A4 Size 7.3 x 9.63 in.
(186 x 245 mm)
8.3 x 11.7 in.
(210 x 297 mm)
£30.00 Produced and despatched within 2 day(s)
A4 Mounted 7.3 x 9.63 in.
(186 x 245 mm)
11 x 14 in.
(279 x 355 mm)
£42.00 Produced and despatched within 3 day(s)

Mahasiddha Carbaripa :

Carbaripa or Carpati, the 'Petrifier', is listed as the sixty-fourth of the Eighty-four Mahasiddhas in the tradition of Abhayadatta Sri, and he is revered in both the Buddhist and Hindu Tantric traditions. For the Vajrayana Buddhists he is one of great early Indian Mahasiddhas, and for the Hindus he is regarded as one of the nine great 'Nath Siddhas' of the Indian Shaivite lineage, and as a preceptor of the Hindu Hatha Yoga traditions.

In his Indian Buddhist legend Carbaripa is identified as a siddha from the Chamba region of the west Himalayan foothills who possessed the ability of being able to turn people into stone statues of the Buddha through the power of sprinkling them with consecrated water. His main disciple was Dumapa, the son of a herdsman of buffaloes, who gained the psychic powers of the 'Eight Great Siddhi' from various parts of his body. Here Carbaripa is depicted flying in sexual union with his consort, as they soar together across a deep Himalayan river gorge.

© text by Robert Beer