Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Shabdrung Ngagwang Namgyal

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 71836)
Origin Location Bhutan
Lineages Drukpa (Kagyu)
Material Bronze
Collection Tibet House Museum, New Delhi
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Monastic

Gender: Male

TBRC: P4902

Interpretation / Description

Shabdrung Ngagwang Namgyal (1594-1651): the founder of the Drugpa Kagyu tradition of Bhutan. As a possible candidate for recognition as the incarnation of the deceased lama Padma Karpo disputes arose amongst the various parties and at the age of 23 Ngagwang Namgyal fled into voluntary exile to the southern country of Bhutan.

Shab drung ngag wang nam gyal Biographical Details

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