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Kings: Shambhala Kings Main Page

Shambhala Kings Main Page | King & King Appearance Main Page

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Shambhala Kings Description (below)
- Shambhala Kings Outline
- Shambhala Kings Royal Appearance Outline
- Shambhala Kings Deity Appearance Outline
- Shambhala Kings: Names List
- Kalachakra Main Page
- Kalachakra Outline Page
- Shambhala Kingdom
- Shambhala Battle
- Masterworks
- Confusions
- Others...

In general there are two different systems for depicting the Seven Kings and Twenty-five Vidyadharas: Royal Appearance and Deity Appearance. The Royal Appearance system is older and found throughout Tibet and the Himalayan regions. The Deity Appearance was popularized in the Kham region of East Tibet by Katog Tsewang Norbu in the 18th century. It is possible that the Deity Appearance system originates from an earlier Jonang textual tradition. Further research is required.

For more information about the Shambhala Kings and the names of the kings in Sanskrit and Tibetan see the excellent Kalachakra website of Edward Henning. Also see Shambhala King Yashas in the Panchen Lama incarnation lineage set.

Shambhala Kings & Vidyadharas Painting Sets:
- All Kings in one composition
- Prajnaparamita Blockprint Set
- Palpung Composition Set 1
- Palpung Composition Set 2
- Palpung Composition Set 3
- Palpung Miscellaneous
- Set 4
- Set 5
- Set 6
- Set 7 (4 figures)
- Set 8 (8 figures)
- Set 9
- Set 10
- Set 11 (Tashi Lhunpo)
- Others....

Jeff Watt 4-2007