Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Padmasambhava - 8 Forms: Orgyen Dorje Chang

པད་མ་འབྱུང་གནས། 莲花生大士
(item no. 875)
Origin Location Eastern Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Nyingma
Size 55.88x36.83cm (22x14.50in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# P1999.19.3
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Peaceful

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Urgyan Dorje Chang, Pema Jungne (English: the Vajra Holder from the [land] of Oddiyana, Lotus Born): from the set of Eight Manifestations of Padmasambhava.

Peaceful, (dark blue in colour) gold painted, with one face, three eyes and two hands, he holds in the right a gold vajra and in the left, resting on the knee, a vajra handled bell. Adorned with a crown of gold and jewels, earrings and bracelets, a scarf and lower garment of silks. With the two legs folded in vajra posture he is surrounded by a red nimbus and orange areola. Embraced by the consort, wearing flowers in the hair and an green scarf, holding upraised a skullcup of nectar, they sit atop a white moon disc and multi-coloured flower blossom rising from a lotus pond.

Jeff Watt 11-2000

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Padmasambhava: Orgyen Dorje Chang