Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Vajrasattva (Buddhist Deity)

རྡོ་རྗེ་སེམས་དཔའ། 金刚萨埵
(item no. 15127)
Origin Location Eastern Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Karma (Kagyu)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Shechen Archives - photographs
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Vajrasattva (Tibetan: dor je sem pa. English: the Vajra Hero of Enlightenment): peaceful in appearance, white in colour, with one face and two hands. He holds a vajra to the heart and a bell at the hip; seated on a lion supported throne.

Sanskrit: Vajrasattva Tibetan: Dor je sem pa

The Karma Kagyu lineage of teachers is arranged in the foreground with the Sakya lineage on the middle left and Gelugpa lineage on the middle right. Jonangpa, Chagzampa and Shangpa lineage lamas are arranged at the upper right and left.

Jeff Watt 11-2000

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