|Origin Location||Eastern Tibet|
|Date Range||1700 - 1799|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
|Collection||Rubin Museum of Art|
|Catalogue #||acc.# F1997.30.8|
Sengge Dradog (English: Guru Lion's Roar): #8 from the set of Eight Manifestations of Padmasambhava, belonging to a nine painting set.
Fiercely wrathful, dark blue in colour, with one face and two hands, he has three eyes and dark yellow hair flaming upward. The right hand holds a gold vajra and the left outstretched in a fierce gesture. Adorned with a skull crown, gold ornaments, a necklace of severed heads and a snow lion skin tied about the neck he wears a tiger skin as a skirt. Standing atop a sun disc and multi-coloured lotus he is completely surrounded by the bright orange flames of pristine awareness fire.
At the top left is Prabhahasti, one of the Eight Indian Vidyadharas. The Vidyadharas were the first teachers in the human lineage for the Eight Heruka Deities of the Nyingma Tradition. Prabhahasti received the Vajrakila Tantra.
Sengge Dradog represents the period of time when Padmasambhava remained for 5 years in a charnel ground teaching to the dakinis and others. At this time he also defeated in debate the Tirthakas from South India.
Art Represented in Art: See bottom right corner where Yeshe Tsogyal is seated in front of a painting of Vajrakila.
Jeff Watt 11-2000
Padmasambhava: Eight Forms Main Page
Subject: Art Depicted in Art (Paintings)
Subject: Art Depicted in Art
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Painting Gallery 3
Painting Tradition: Lhatog, Khampa Gar
Padmasambhava: Sengge Dradog Page