Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Padmasambhava - (Pandita Form)

པད་མ་འབྱུང་གནས། 莲花生大士
(item no. 31513)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Karma (Kagyu) and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Monastic

Gender: Male

Summary: Padmasambhava can appear both as a human and as a deity.

Interpretation / Description

Padmasambhava, Nagarjuna and King Indrabhuti. This composition belongs to a three painting set depicting the Eight Great mahasiddhas of India along with Padmasambhava as the central figure.

The eight mahasiddhas depicted in the full set are Saraha, Indrabhuti, Nagarjuna, Padmavajra, Ghantapa, Dombi Heruka, Kukkuripa and Lawapa.

Jeff Watt 8-2017

Secondary Images
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Collection: Private 23
Collection: Bonhams New York (Painting & Sculpture. September 14, 2015)
Padmasambhava Main Page
Painting Set: Indian Adepts (8) - Palpung Composition III