Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Padmasambhava - (Main Form)

པད་མ་འབྱུང་གནས། 莲花生大士
(item no. 90502)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Nyingma and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: King

Gender: Male

TBRC: bdr:P4956

Interpretation / Description

Padmasambhava (Tibetan: pe ma jung ne) The founder of Buddhism in Tibet (8th century) with Amitabha and Avalokiteshvara directly above. (See the Padmasambhava Main Page, Outline Page and Eight Forms Outline Page).

Pemasambhava Pema Jungne Biographical Details

The eight Vidyadharas are seated at the upper sides. At the middle sides and below are the eight manifestations of Guru Rinpoche, the two consorts, Yeshe Tsogyal and Mardarava, along with Guru Dragpo considered an inner form of Padmasambhava and Simhamukha - a secret form of Padmasambhava.

Jeff Watt 5-2000

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