Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Desi Sangye Gyatso

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 74196)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Gelug
Collection Tibetan Painted Scrolls
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Monastic

Gender: Male

TBRC: P421

Interpretation / Description

Desi Sanggye Gyatso (1653-1705): regent of Tibet after the passing of the 5th Dalai Lama and responsible for the building of the Potala Palace, surrounded by his lineage of previous incarnations, including a horse and parrot.

Biographical Details

In 1679 he became the Desi and in 1682 began construction of the Potala Palace. The great religious prayer festival and tea offerings to the three great Gelugpa monasteries in memory of the 5th Dalai Lama was instituted in 1684. In 1702 he reigned as regent and was murder in 1705 by Lhazang Khan. Je Konchog Wangchug was recognized by the 6th Dalai Lama as the Desi incarnation and the line continues to this day in Mongolia. [Source Tbrc].

Incarnation Lineage: Vajrapani, Arhat Anirudha, Dharmaraja Chandrabhadra, Arya Asanga, Tsunmo Yiongma, Gyalbu Gawai Pal, Drangmo Dema, Trulpai Tachog Changshe (Horse), Dharmaraja Bhanga, Khyeu Gyuma Chilwa (Parrot), Khyimdag Palbe, Lonpo Netso Yuting, Lhase Mutri Tsanpo, Trinyen Zungtsen, Gungru Gungtsen, Mune Tsenpo, Lhalung Palgyi Dorje, Drubtob Nyima Dzin, Ngog Legpai Sherab, Drupai Wangchug Ratna Lingpa, Sechen Chokyi Gyalpo, Terton Zangpo Drag, Kedrub Norzang Gyatso, Altan Chokyi Gyalpo, Mize Sangye Gyatso (1653-1705), Je Konchog Wangchug, Tala Ngagwang Palzang, Lharampa Zopa Gyatso, etc.

Jeff Watt 1-2004

Related Items
Publication: Tibetan Painted Scrolls

Thematic Sets
Subject: Incarnation Lineage Paintings
Teacher: Desi Sanggye Gyatso