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Krishnacharya (Skt. Kṛṣṇācārya; Tib. ནག་པོ་སྤྱོད་པ་, Wyl. nag po spyod pa) was one of the eighty-four mahasiddhas. He is an important master in the lineage of transmission of Chakrasamvara and a collection of songs (doha). Another master named Kṛṣṇa, also known as Kṛṣṇacāryapāda and Kṛṣṇasamayavajra, is the author of the yogaratnamāla commentary on the Hevajra Tantra, and is important in the Sakya Lamdre tradition.

Further Reading

  • Abhayadatta, Buddha's Lions: Lives of the Eighty-four Siddhas, Emeryville, Dharma Publishing, 1979, ISBN 978-0913546604
  • David Templeman, Taranatha's Life of Krsnacarya/Kanha, Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, 1989, ISBN 978-8185102702
  • Roger R. Jackson, Tantric Treasures: Three Collections of Mystical Verse from Buddhist India, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 978-0195166415
  • Farrow and Menon,The Concealed Essence of the Hevajra Tantra (with the yogaratnamāla), Motilal Benarsidas, Delhi, 1992, ISBN 81-208-0911-4

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