Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Padmasambhava - (Main Form)

པད་མ་འབྱུང་གནས། 莲花生大士
(item no. 1109)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1600 - 1699
Lineages Nyingma and Buddhist
Material Metal
Collection Shelley & Donald Rubin
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: King

Gender: Male

TBRC: bdr:P4956

Interpretation / Description

Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava (Tibetan: pe ma jung ne, English: Lotus Born): considered to be one of the three principal founders of Buddhism in Tibet along with Shantirakshita and King Trisisong Detsen. (See Padmasambhava Life-story Painting).

Pemasambhava Pema Jungne Biographical Details

This unusual depiction of Padmasambhava originates with a 'Revealed Treasure' (terma) text which presents twelve or more different forms of the teacher which are unrelated to the Eight Principal Forms of Padmasambhava.

Jeff Watt 4-2013

Secondary Images
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