The Indian adept, also known as Krishnacharya, holds a skull cup in his right hand and does a pointing gesture with the other.
He normally holds the skull cup in his left hand and may do the teaching gesture with the other, as above. He is seated on a double lotus base with a petal design often seen on Bhutanese works (but not exclusively), his left foot resting on a lotus fastened to the rim. He is adorned with a five-skull tiara, large hoops and turquoise-inlaid accessories.
His facial features are painted with pigments and the hair dyed blue.
Like other Indian masters or siddhas who have founded or taken part to the foundation of a Buddhist school in Tibet, he may be depicted wearing the full Tibetan monastic attire. We see him here holding a manuscript in his left hand and wearing felt boots.