Lhukang Temple Page
Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Description (below)
- North Wall (Pema Lingpa 'Revealed Treasure')
- West Wall (Pema Lingpa 'Revealed Treasure')
- East Wall, Siddhas & Twenty-five Disciples
- Side Panel (Tsarchen)
- Side Panel (misc.)
Video: Lhukang Temple
(See The Lhukang, A Hidden Temple in Tibet by Ian Baker).
On the 3rd floor of the Lhukang Temple there are seven murals - painted wall surfaces. There are three large mural panels and four small mural panels. Two of the large panels document [1 & 2] 'Revealed Treasure' Teachings of Pema Lingpa. These two panels are very detailed and are accompanied by written inscriptions and sequential numbering.
A third large panel depicts the  Eighty-four Mahasiddhas of the Vajrasana tradition along with the Twenty-five disciples of Padmasambhava.
Of the three small narrow panels, the first of these depicts various narratives scenes including  Pema Lingpa and the discovery of 'Revealed Treasures' in a lake in Bhutan. The second small panel again depicts  narrative scenes including Sakya Pandita, Tsongkapa, Tsarchen Losal Gyatso and Doringpa (see images below). The third of the three panels depicts  two deities - a Nyingma Heruka figure above and a wrathful Vajrapani below. The fourth small panel appears to be a continuation of the second large panel of Pema Lingpa. (The images below are courtesy of (c) Hamid Sardar).
Jeff Watt (updated 7-2017)