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Kedrub Kyungpo Naljor, 1050-1127 (?) [TBRC P39], was the founder of the Shangpa Kagyu Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism (unrelated to the Marpa or Dagpo Kagyu Tradition descending from Marpa Lotsawa, Milarepa and Gampopa). The principal images found in painting or sculpture are the Gyu de lha nga (Five Tantra Cycle of Practice), Five Deity Chakrasamvara, the White and Red Khechara Yoginis, Six-armed Mahakala, Six-armed White Mahakala, Kshetrapala and miscellaneous other subjects such as the Lha Shi Dril Drub.
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Jeff Watt, 11-2009 [updated 8-2017]
(Also see Chronological Conundrums in the Life of Khyung po rnal 'byor: Hagiography and Historical Time. Matthew T. Kapstein, University of Chicago & Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes. JIATS, no. 1 (October 2005), THL #T1221, 14 pp. (c)2005 by Matthew T. Kapstein, IATS, and THL).