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Revision as of 14:20, 23 August 2009

Eighty-four mahasiddhas (Skt. caturaśītisiddha; Wyl. grub thob brgyad cu rtsa bzhi) — eighty (or eighty four) great siddhas of ancient India whose lives have been recounted by Abhayadatta:

  1. Achinta or Achintapa, the 'Avaricious Hermit';
  2. Ajogi or Ayogipa, the 'Rejected Wastrel';
  3. Anangapa, Ananga or Anangavajra, the 'Handsome Fool';
  4. Aryadeva, the 'Lotus-Born' or the 'One-Eyed';
  5. Babhaha, the 'Free Lover';
  6. Bhadrapa, the 'Snob' or the 'Exclusive Brahmin';
  7. Bhandepa, the 'Envious God';
  8. Bhiksanapa, 'Siddha Two-Teeth';
  9. Bhusuku or Bhusukupada, the 'Lazy Monk' or the 'Idle Monk';
  10. Camaripa, the 'Divine Cobbler';
  11. Campaka or Campakapada, the 'Flower King';
  12. Carbaripa or Carpati, 'Who Turned People to Stone' or 'the Petrifyer';
  13. Catrapa, the 'Lucky Beggar';
  14. Caurangipa, the 'Limbless One' or 'the Dismembered Stepson';
  15. Celukapa, the 'Revitalized Drone';
  16. Darikapa, the 'Slave-King of the Temple Whore';
  17. Dengipa, the 'Courtesan's Brahmin Slave';
  18. Dhahulipa, the 'Blistered Rope-Maker';
  19. Dharmapa, the 'Eternal Student' (c.900 CE);
  20. Dhilipa, the 'Epicurean Merchant';
  21. Dhobipa, the 'Wise Washerman';
  22. Dhokaripa, the 'Bowl-Bearer';
  23. Dombi Heruka, the 'Tiger Rider';
  24. Dukhandi, the 'Scavenger';
  25. Ghantapa, the 'Celibate Monk' or the 'Celibate Bell-Ringer';
  26. Gharbari or Gharbaripa, the 'Contrite Scholar' (Skt. pandita)
  27. Godhuripa or Gorura, the 'Bird Catcher';
  28. Goraksa, Gorakhnath or Goraksha, the 'Immortal Cowherd';
  29. Indrabhuti, (his teachings disseminated to Tilopa);
  30. Jalandhara, the 'Dakini's Chosen One';
  31. Jayananda, the 'Crow Master';
  32. Jogipa, the 'Siddha Pilgrim';
  33. Kalapa,
  34. Kamparipa,
  35. Kambala,
  36. Kanakhala, the younger of the two Headless Sisters or Severed-Headed Sisters;
  37. Kanha or Kanhapa
  38. Kankana,
  39. Kankaripa,
  40. Kantalipa,
  41. Kapalapa,
  42. Khadgapa,
  43. Kilakilapa,
  44. Kirapalapa,
  45. Kokilipa,
  46. Kotalipa,
  47. Kucipa,
  48. Kukkuripa,
  49. Kumbharipa,
  50. Laksminkara, 'The Mad Princess';
  51. Lilapa,
  52. Lucikapa,
  53. Luyipa,
  54. Mahipa,
  55. Manibhadra, the 'Model Wife' or the 'Happy Housewife';
  56. Medhini,
  57. Mekhala, the elder of the two Headless Sisters or Severed-Headed Sisters;
  58. Mekopa,
  59. Minapa,
  60. Nagabodhi,
  61. Nagarjuna,
  62. Nalinapa,
  63. Naropa,
  64. Nirgunapa,
  65. Pacaripa,
  66. Pankajapa,
  67. Putalipa,
  68. Rahula,
  69. Saraha, the 'Arrow Maker';
  70. Sakara,
  71. Samudra,
  72. Shantipa,
  73. Sarvabhaksa,
  74. Savaripa,
  75. Shalipa, the 'Jackal Yogin';
  76. Tantepa,
  77. Tantipa,
  78. Thaganapa,
  79. Tilopa,
  80. Udhilipa,
  81. Upanaha,
  82. Vinapa,
  83. Virupa,
  84. Vyalipa.

Further Reading

  • Abhayadatta, Buddha's Lions: Lives of the Eighty-four Siddhas, translated by James B. Robinson (Emeryville: Dharma Publishing, 1979).
  • Dowman, Keith, Buddhist Masters of Enchantment: The Lives and Legends of the Mahasiddhas (Rochester: Inner Traditions, 1998).

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