Himalayan Art Resources

Tibet: Sakya, Temple Pillars (SRG Archive)

Sakya, Temple Pillars | Sakya Monastery & Town Main Page

There are four principal pillars in the main temple of Lhakang Chenmo. Each of the pillars are named and have a special story relating their symbolic meaning and how they came to be in the main temple of Sakya.
- Yellow Pillar
- Tiger Pillar
- Wild Yak Pillar
- Black Blood Dripping Pillar