Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Dorje Pal

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 23402)
Origin Location Tibet
Lineages Gelug and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

TBRC: bdr:P1454

Interpretation / Description

Yungdron Dorje Pal (b.1284): one of the principal disciples of Buton Rinchen Drup.

With a fierce expression, holding upraised in the right hand a 'kila' dagger, he holds in the left extended outward a skullcup offered to the mouth of a wrathful red deity. Wearing the orange and red robes of a monk he also wears the red pandita hat of a scholar; seated in a relaxed posture atop a tiger skin.

At the top left is the wrathful tutelary deity Rakta Yamari standing atop a buffalo. At the right side, within a sphere of blue light, a lama wearing monastic robes and a pandita hat reads from a folio text. At the lower left are three seated monks and on the right is the wrathful wisdom protector Mahakala 'Gonpo Legden.'

This painting is from a series of portaits of the lives of the Panchen Lamas.

Jeff Watt 9-2000

zur dbang byams pa seng ge'i shabs btud cing.
'jam dpal gzhing rje gshed kyi ting 'dzin gyis.
ma mgon legs ldan 'khor bcas bran du 'khal.
dregs pa zil gnon gyung ston rdo rje dpal.

"Paying homage to Zurwang Jampa Sengge,
And by meditating on Manju Yamari,
Sadhu Mahakala with attendants combined,
The subjugator of demons - Yungton Dorje Pal!"

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