Machig Drupa Gyalmo

Tib., ma gcig grub pa'i rgyal mo: Sole Mother Queen of the Siddhas

First and foremost, the name Machig Drupa Gyalmo refers to an 11th century female siddha from India who was, just like Milarepa, a teacher of Rechungpa (1084-1161).

The very same name (Machig Drupa Gyalmo), however, was a title of honor of the 8th century Mandarava - showing us that the 11th century woman must have been a more important figure than the scant information available makes believe.