Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Padmasambhava - (Main Form)

པད་མ་འབྱུང་གནས། 莲花生大士
(item no. 73460)
Origin Location Eastern Tibet
Date Range 1900 - 1959
Lineages Nyingma
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: King

Gender: Male

TBRC: bdr:P4956

Interpretation / Description


At the top center is red Amitabha Buddha with white Avalokiteshvara below. Seated at the right and left sides are the Eight Vidydhara. Below those on the right and left are Pema Gyalpo and Loden Chogse, two the Eight Manifestations of Padmasambhava. Below those two and seated close to the central figure are the two principal consorts, Mandarawa on the left and Yeshe Tsogyal on the right. Directly below the lotus seat of Padmasambhava are the red Guru Dragpo and blue Simhamukha. At the sides and below those two are the remaining six manifestations of Padmasambhava.

Jeff Watt 6-2006

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