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Abhayakaragupta (11 th-12th cent.), who was an abbot of the Vikramasila Monastery in India, compiled a survey of the structure of mandalas. This work, called the Nispannayogavali (NPY, Garland of Completed Yogas), describes briefly the deities of each of the twenty-six mandalas considered to be popular at that time. It has become a standard reference work on mandalas in India, Tibet and Nepal. In the Kathmandu Valley, this work has been used as one of the most basic sources for Buddhist iconography.

Among the Newars, who have supported Nepalese Buddhism in the Kathmandu Valley, there are a quite few painters literate in Sanskrit who draw images of Buddhist deities according to their own Newari tradition. The line drawings reprinted here are by one such contemporary Newari painter, Gautam Ratna Vajracarya (Bajracharya) (1960- ), whose father was the famous Buddhist priest-scholar Ratnakaji Bajracharya. His grandfather was also a Buddhist priest, well-versed especially in the field of iconography. Gautam was thus brought up in an environment in which he could easily absorb the tradition of Newari Buddhist iconography.

In the summer of 1990, I asked Gautam to illustrate the mandalas according to the description in NPY. By the summer of 1995 he had illustrated most of the mandalas explicated in NPY In the autumn of 2014, he illustrated the Kalacakra Mandala, explicated in the last chapter of NPY. From the summer of 1995 through the spring of 20 15, I was fortunate to have a number of chances to discuss with him the meaning of relevant passages in NPY. The meaning of some passages still remain unclear to us. There are other passages of which the meaning is clear but the Indian tradition of illustrating them is not known to the painter. In spite of those difficulties, the line-drawings of the mandala presented here have achieved a standard that may qualify them as useful materials for Buddhist iconography.

The Newars are known for their skill in the fine arts. Anyone who visits the Kathmandu Valley even for a short time will recognize their special artistic gift. It was in fact the Newari people who introduced Buddhist arts into Tibet. Mahayana Buddhism has long since disappeared from India, and it is now only in the Kathmandu Valley that one can see a form of Mahayana Buddhism retaining a great many Indian elements.

Gautam's drawings are based on Bhattacharyya's edition of NPY (Benoytosh Bhattacharyya (ed.), Nispannayogvali of Mahapandita Abhayakaragupta, Gaekwad's Oritental Series, No.109, Oriental. Institute, Baroda, 1949). However, we had to change some textual passages in Bhattacharyya's edition because they were unclear, as will be explained in an English translation of NPY that Dr. M. Kolhatkar and I plan to publish in the near future.

Ms. Makiko Ito helped me to make listings of the mandala deities included in this volume, and . Mr. Takeshi Kameyama has created the PDF file of this book. I would also like to express my gratitude to Mr. Bidur Dangol, Vajra Publications, who accepted the book for publication.

Contents

1 Manjuvajramandala 2
2 Pindikramoktamandala 8
3 Srisamputatantroktavajrasattvamandala 14
4 Jnanadakinimandala 20
5 Saptadasatmakahevajramandala 22
6 Nairatmyamandala 24
7 Vajramrtamandala 30
8 Navatmakaherukacatustayamandala 36
9 Mahamayamandala 42
10 Navatmakabuddhakapalamandala 44
11 Vajrahumkaramandala 50
12 Samvaramandala 52
13 Pancavimsatyatmakabuddhakapalamandala 58
14 Yogambraramandala 64
15 Yamarimandala 70
16 Vajrataramandala 76
17 Maricimandala 82
18 Pancaraksamandala 88
19 Vajradhatumandala 94
20 Tricatvarimasadatmakamanjuvajramandala 102
21 Dharmadhatuvagisvaramandala 108
22 Durgatiparisodhanamandala 116
23 Bhutadamaramandala 122
24 Pancadakamandala 128
25 Satacakravartimandala 134
26 Kalacakramandala 140






Mandala Deities in the Nispannayogavali

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Preface

Abhayakaragupta (11 th-12th cent.), who was an abbot of the Vikramasila Monastery in India, compiled a survey of the structure of mandalas. This work, called the Nispannayogavali (NPY, Garland of Completed Yogas), describes briefly the deities of each of the twenty-six mandalas considered to be popular at that time. It has become a standard reference work on mandalas in India, Tibet and Nepal. In the Kathmandu Valley, this work has been used as one of the most basic sources for Buddhist iconography.

Among the Newars, who have supported Nepalese Buddhism in the Kathmandu Valley, there are a quite few painters literate in Sanskrit who draw images of Buddhist deities according to their own Newari tradition. The line drawings reprinted here are by one such contemporary Newari painter, Gautam Ratna Vajracarya (Bajracharya) (1960- ), whose father was the famous Buddhist priest-scholar Ratnakaji Bajracharya. His grandfather was also a Buddhist priest, well-versed especially in the field of iconography. Gautam was thus brought up in an environment in which he could easily absorb the tradition of Newari Buddhist iconography.

In the summer of 1990, I asked Gautam to illustrate the mandalas according to the description in NPY. By the summer of 1995 he had illustrated most of the mandalas explicated in NPY In the autumn of 2014, he illustrated the Kalacakra Mandala, explicated in the last chapter of NPY. From the summer of 1995 through the spring of 20 15, I was fortunate to have a number of chances to discuss with him the meaning of relevant passages in NPY. The meaning of some passages still remain unclear to us. There are other passages of which the meaning is clear but the Indian tradition of illustrating them is not known to the painter. In spite of those difficulties, the line-drawings of the mandala presented here have achieved a standard that may qualify them as useful materials for Buddhist iconography.

The Newars are known for their skill in the fine arts. Anyone who visits the Kathmandu Valley even for a short time will recognize their special artistic gift. It was in fact the Newari people who introduced Buddhist arts into Tibet. Mahayana Buddhism has long since disappeared from India, and it is now only in the Kathmandu Valley that one can see a form of Mahayana Buddhism retaining a great many Indian elements.

Gautam's drawings are based on Bhattacharyya's edition of NPY (Benoytosh Bhattacharyya (ed.), Nispannayogvali of Mahapandita Abhayakaragupta, Gaekwad's Oritental Series, No.109, Oriental. Institute, Baroda, 1949). However, we had to change some textual passages in Bhattacharyya's edition because they were unclear, as will be explained in an English translation of NPY that Dr. M. Kolhatkar and I plan to publish in the near future.

Ms. Makiko Ito helped me to make listings of the mandala deities included in this volume, and . Mr. Takeshi Kameyama has created the PDF file of this book. I would also like to express my gratitude to Mr. Bidur Dangol, Vajra Publications, who accepted the book for publication.

Contents

1 Manjuvajramandala 2
2 Pindikramoktamandala 8
3 Srisamputatantroktavajrasattvamandala 14
4 Jnanadakinimandala 20
5 Saptadasatmakahevajramandala 22
6 Nairatmyamandala 24
7 Vajramrtamandala 30
8 Navatmakaherukacatustayamandala 36
9 Mahamayamandala 42
10 Navatmakabuddhakapalamandala 44
11 Vajrahumkaramandala 50
12 Samvaramandala 52
13 Pancavimsatyatmakabuddhakapalamandala 58
14 Yogambraramandala 64
15 Yamarimandala 70
16 Vajrataramandala 76
17 Maricimandala 82
18 Pancaraksamandala 88
19 Vajradhatumandala 94
20 Tricatvarimasadatmakamanjuvajramandala 102
21 Dharmadhatuvagisvaramandala 108
22 Durgatiparisodhanamandala 116
23 Bhutadamaramandala 122
24 Pancadakamandala 128
25 Satacakravartimandala 134
26 Kalacakramandala 140






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