Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Padmasambhava - 8 Forms: Loden Chogse

པད་མ་འབྱུང་གནས། 莲花生大士
(item no. 670)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Nyingma
Size 85.09x73.03cm (33.50x28.75in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# P1998.6.3
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: King

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Loden Chogse and Pema Gyalpo: from the set of eight main manifestations.

At the left is Loden Chogse, in the appearance of a prince, richly attired, he holds aloft in the right hand a damaru drum. The left hand placed in the lap supports a white bowl.

At the right is Pema Gyalpo holding a damaru outstretched in the right hand and a mirror to the heart with the left. Seated above, between the two, is Shadaksari Avalokiteshvara, white, with four hands.

Jeff Watt 11-2000

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