Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Padmasambhava - 8 Forms: Dorje Drolo

པད་མ་འབྱུང་གནས། 莲花生大士
(item no. 71954)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Nyingma
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Tibet House Museum, New Delhi
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Wrathful

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Dorje Drolo, one of the eight forms of Padmasambhava, representing eight important events from the life-story.

Art Represented in Art: at the middle left is Putalipa seated in front of a painting of the meditational deity Hevajra. This scene is described in the text narrating the biography and depiction of Putalipa based on the writings of Jonang Taranata.

Jeff watt 8-2010

Secondary Images
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Thematic Sets
Collection of Tibet House Museum, New Delhi
Padmasambhava: Eight Forms (Tibet house, New Delhi)
Padmasambhava: Dorje Drolo Main Page
Subject: Art Depicted in Art
Subject: Art Depicted in Art (Paintings)
Padmasambhava: Dorje Drolo (Eight Forms Sets)
Padmasambhava: Dorje Drolo (Masterworks)