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'''Eight vidyadharas''' (Tib. རིག་འཛིན་བརྒྱད་, ''rigdzin gyé''; [[Wyl.]] ''rig 'dzin brgyad'') — eight Indian masters of awareness ([[vidyadhara]]) who were entrusted with the [[Kagyé]] teachings:
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'''Eight vidyadharas''' (Tib. རིག་འཛིན་བརྒྱད་, ''rigdzin gyé''; [[Wyl.]] ''rig 'dzin brgyad'') are the [[eight vidyadharas of India]]. It can also refer to the [[eight vidyadharas of Tibet]].
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*[[Vimalamitra]]
 
*[[Humkara]]
 
*[[Mañjushrimitra]]
 
*[[Nagarjuna]]
 
*[[Prabhahasti]]
 
*[[Dhanasamskrita]]
 
*[[Rambuguhya-Devachandra]]
 
*[[Shantigarbha]]
 
 
 
Sometimes [[Padmasambhava]] is added as a ninth, or even as part of the eight in place of Prabahasti.
 
 
 
==The Eight Vidyadharas and the Kagyé==
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:left" border="1" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0"
 
|+According to [[Dudjom Rinpoche]]:
 
|-
 
! Master!! Deity!! Casket
 
|-
 
| Vimalamitra
 
| [[Chemchok]] || gold
 
|-
 
| Humkara
 
| [[Yangdak]] || silver
 
|-
 
| Mañjushrimitra
 
| [[Yamantaka]] || iron
 
|-
 
| Nagarjuna
 
| [[Hayagriva]] || copper
 
|-
 
| Padmasambhava
 
| [[Vajrakilaya]] || turquoise
 
|-
 
| Dhanasamskrita
 
| [[Mamo Bötong]] || rhinoceros horn
 
|-
 
| Rambuguhya
 
| [[Jikten Chötö]] || agate
 
|-
 
| Shantigarbha
 
| [[Möpa Drakngak]] || Zi stone
 
|}
 
 
 
 
 
==In the Mandala of Rigdzin Düpa==
 
 
 
The eight vidyadharas appear as follows in the mandala of [[Rigdzin Düpa]] (together with the associated deities of Kagyé):
 
 
 
* East - Humkara - Yangdak Heruka
 
* South - Manjushrimitra - Yamantaka
 
* West - Nagarjuna - Hayagriva
 
* North - Prabhahasti - Vajrakilaya
 
* South-east - Dhanasamskrita - Mamo Bötong
 
* South-west - Vimalamitra - [[Düdtsi Yönten]]
 
* North-west- Rombhuguhya - Jikten Chötö
 
* North-east - Shantigarbha - Möpa Drakngak
 
 
 
==Gallery==
 
<gallery>Image:Vimalamitra8.jpg|Vimalamitra
 
Image:Shantigarbha.jpg|Shantigarbha
 
Image:Rombhuguhya.jpg|Rombhuguhya
 
Image:Prabahasti.jpg|Prabahasti
 
Image:Nagarjuna8.jpg|Nagarjuna
 
Image:Manjushrimitra8.jpg|Manjushrimitra
 
Image:Humkara.jpg|Humkara
 
Image:Dhanasamskrta.jpg|Dhanasamskrta
 
</gallery>
 
 
 
==Internal Links==
 
*[[A Constant Stream of Blessings|Prayer to the Eight Supreme Vidyadharas of India: “A Constant Stream of Blessings”]]
 
  
  
 
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[[Category:Enumerations]]
 
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Revision as of 17:04, 21 March 2016

Eight vidyadharas (Tib. རིག་འཛིན་བརྒྱད་, rigdzin gyé; Wyl. rig 'dzin brgyad) are the eight vidyadharas of India. It can also refer to the eight vidyadharas of Tibet.