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Publication: Nartang Gyatsa Contents List

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- Nartang Gyatsa Contents List (below)
- Nartang Gyatsa Images
- Nartang Gyatsa Deities (Function)
- Bari Gyatsa (Edited Version)
- Confusions
- Others...

The Nartang Gyatsa is a popular compendium of initiation and deity yoga practices. It is believed to be a compilation composed by Chim Namkha Drag (1210-1285) based on the common initiation practices taught by Jowo Atisha. Like the Bari Gyatsa of Bari Lotsawa Rinchen Drag, the Nartang Gyatsa appears to be a shortened and condensed version of the Sadhanamala, a text containing several hundred deity descriptions. Both the earlier Bari Gyatsa and the Nartang appear to be shortened versions with a hand picked selection of preferred deity practices.

There is an original version of the text by Chim Namkha Drag and then there are many edited versions with slight re-arrangements in the order of subjects and deities.

Jeff Watt 12-2013 [updated 8-2018]

One Hundred Methods of Accomplishment of Nartang Monastery

1. Shakyamuni Buddha, Sixteen Arhats & Four Guardian Kings
2. Akshobhya Buddha
3. Chaturbhuja Avalokiteshvara
4. Simhanada Avalokiteshvara
5. Ekadashamukha Avalokiteshvara
6. Khadiravana Tara
7. Sita Tara
8. Parnashavari
9. Marichi
10. Sarasvati
11. Vadisimha Manjushri
12. Sita Manjughosha
13. Jambhala (Yellow)
14. Vighnantaka
15. Mahabala
16. Bhutadamara Vajrapani
17. Bhuta Aparajita
18. Bhurkumkuta
19. Sita Achala
20. Nila Achala
21. Hayagriva
22. Sitatapatra
23. Sutrakrama Ekavira Vajrapani
24. Khasarpana Avalokiteshvara
25. Arapachana Manjushri-ghosha
26. Pratisara
27. Maha Mayuri
28. Maha Sahasrapramardani
29. Mantranudharani
30. Maha Sitavati
31. Vasudhara
32. Ushnishavijaya (Solitary): Nine Deity
- Avalokiteshvara
- Vajrapani
- Achala
- Takkiraja
- Niladanda
- Mahabala
33. Maitreyanata
34. Pajnaparamita
35. Bhrikuti
36. Vaishravana
37. Kartaridhara Mahakala

Jeff Watt 6-2006