Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Worldly Protector (Buddhist) - Dorje Shugden

འཇིག་རྟེན་པའི་ལྷ། ནང་ལྷ། 世俗的神(佛教)
(item no. 3314591)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1900 - 1959
Lineages Gelug and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Museum der Kulturen, Basel
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Wrathful

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Dorje Shugden Riding a Lion. At the top center is Je Tsongkapa the founder of the Gelug Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. At the left is white Vajrasattva. On the right is Sitatapatra holding a parasol. At the bottom center is the Tsen spirit converted to the aid of Buddhism, Tsi'u Marpo, currently the principal protector of Samye Monastery in Tibet.

Jeff Watt 12-2010

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