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#[[Aryadeva]], the 'Lotus-Born' or the 'One-Eyed';
 
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#[[Babhaha]], the 'Free Lover';
 
#[[Babhaha]], the 'Free Lover';
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#[[Bhandepa]], the 'Envious God';  
 
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#[[Bhusuku]] or [[Bhusukupada]], the 'Lazy Monk' or the 'Idle Monk';
 
#[[Bhusuku]] or [[Bhusukupada]], the 'Lazy Monk' or the 'Idle Monk';
 
#[[Camaripa]], the 'Divine Cobbler';  
 
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#[[Dukhandi]], the 'Scavenger';  
 
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#[[Ghantapa]], the 'Celibate Monk' or the 'Celibate Bell-Ringer';  
 
#[[Ghantapa]], the 'Celibate Monk' or the 'Celibate Bell-Ringer';  
#[[Gharbari]] or [[Gharbaripa]], the Contrite Scholar (Skt., [[pandit]]a)  
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#[[Godhuripa]], the 'Bird Catcher';  
 
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#[[Goraksa]], [[Gorakhnath]] or [[Goraksha]], the 'Immortal Cowherd';  
 
#[[Goraksa]], [[Gorakhnath]] or [[Goraksha]], the 'Immortal Cowherd';  
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#[[Jalandhara (Mahasiddha)|Jalandhara]], the 'Dakini's Chosen One';  
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#[[Jalandhara (Mahasiddha)|Jalandhara]], the '[[Dakini]]'s Chosen One';  
 
#[[Jayananda]], the 'Crow Master';
 
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Revision as of 12:57, 27 May 2008

Eighty-four mahasiddhas - eighty (or eighty four) great siddhas of ancient India whose lives have been recounted by Abhyadatta:

  1. Acinta or Acintapa, the 'Avaricious Hermit';
  2. Ajogi or Ayogipa, the 'Rejected Wastrel';
  3. Anangapa, Ananga, or Anangavajra;
  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. Dombipa, 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, the 'Bird Catcher';
  28. Goraksa, Gorakhnath or Goraksha, the 'Immortal Cowherd';
  29. Indrabhuti, (teachings disseminated to Tilopa);
  30. Jalandhara, the 'Dakini's Chosen One';
  31. Jayananda, the 'Crow Master';
  32. Jogipa,
  33. Kalapa,
  34. Kamparipa,
  35. Kambala,
  36. Kanakhala#, the younger of the two Headless Sisters or Severed-Headed Sisters;
  37. 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. Luipa,
  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,
  70. Sakara,
  71. Samudra,
  72. Santipa,
  73. Sarvabhaksa,
  74. Savaripa,
  75. Syalipa,
  76. Tantepa,
  77. Tantipa,
  78. Thaganapa,
  79. Tilopa,
  80. Udhilipa,
  81. Upanaha,
  82. Vinapa,
  83. Virupa,
  84. Vyalipa.

Further Reading

  • Buddha's Lions, Emeryville, Dharma Publishing, 1979
  • Dowman, Keith, Buddhist Masters of Enchantment: The Lives and Legends of the Mahasiddhas, Inner Traditions, 1998