Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Worldly Protector (Buddhist) - Garwa Nagpo

འཇིག་རྟེན་པའི་ལྷ། ནང་ལྷ། 世俗的神(佛教)
(item no. 27)
Origin Location Mongolia
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Nyingma
Size 39.37x28.58cm (15.50x11.25in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# P1998.1.1
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Wrathful

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Damchen Garwa Nagpo (English: The Oathbound Blacksmith): wrathful worldly protector of the Treasure 'terma' Tradition. Four wrathful attendants stand at the corners. At the top center is Padmasambhava Guru Rinpoche.

Tibetan: Dam chen gar wa nag po

Jeff Watt 9-2000

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Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Mongolia
Buddhist Worldly Protector: Garwa Nagpo