Himalayan Art Resources

Buddhist Worldly Protector: Dorje Ta'og

Dorje Ta'og Masterworks

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Description (below)
- Dorje Ta'og
- Riding a Horse
- Riding a Lion: HAR #30995, HAR #68866
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Dorje Ta'og is a special worldly protector of the Sera Monastery of the Gelug Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. The protector was originally located at Samye Monastery and later relocated to Sera. The images depicted here show him riding a black horse or a lion. Also see a Gelug Refuge Field painting with Dorje Ta'og depicted at the bottom center below the line of Buddhist Wisdom Protectors.

Special Features:
- Wrathful in appearance, one face, two hands
- Wearing a monk's style riding hat (but not a monk)
- holding a vajra in the right hand
- holding a vase in the left hand
- Wearing multi-coloured lay garments
- Riding a dark horse or lion

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Jeff Watt 3-2007 [updated 1-2020]