Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Padmasambhava - Guru Dragpur (meditational form)

པད་མ་འབྱུང་གནས། 莲花生大士
(item no. 98416)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1600 - 1699
Lineages Drukpa (Kagyu) and Buddhist
Size 69.85x52.07cm (27.50x20.50in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Publication: Visual Dharma: The Buddhist Art of Tibet
Catalogue # Collection of Blanche and Leo Manso
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Wrathful

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Guru Dragpur (English: Wrathful Teacher of the Peg): fierce form of Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava discovered as a Revealed Treasure Teaching (Tibetan: ter ma) by Drugchen Padma Karpo (1527-1592).

At the top center is Amitabha Buddha with Chaturbhuja Avalokiteshvara on the left side and Padmasambhava on the right. At the bottom left is Krodha Vajrapani and on the right is Hayagriva in simple form with one face and two hands.

Jeff Watt 2-2000

Visual Dharma: The Buddhist Art of Tibet (list of image plates)

Related Items
Publication: Visual Dharma: the Buddhist Art of Tibet

Thematic Sets
Padmasambhava: Guru Dragpur Main Page
Padmasambhava: Meditational Forms