Himalayan Art Resources

King: Gesar Murals (Dzongsar Insititute, India)

Gesar Murals: Dzongsar | Gesar Main Page | Dzongsar Institute

At the entrance to the main temple of the Dzongsar Institute in Bir, India, on the right hand side of the door, there is one section of murals depicting Ling Gesar and a number of attendant figures. They are new and painted in the 1990s. Accompanying the murals is a six line verse from the Manjushri Namasangiti Tantra and along with that is a short explanation by Dzongsar Khyentse Chokyi Lodro explaining that the Tantra predicts the coming of Ling Gesar. The murals also promote the belief that Ling Gesar is primarily an emanation of Arya Manjushri.

Jeff Watt [updated 10-2017]