Himalayan Art Resources

Padmasambhava: Nyima Oser

Nyima Oser Masterworks

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Nyima Oser Description (below)
- Eight Forms Outline
- Padmasambhava Main Page
- Eight Manifestations Painting Sets
- Padmasambhava Life Story Depictions
- Eight Forms Main Page
- Confusions: mahasiddha
- Others...

Nyima Oser is typically depicted in Mahasiddha Appearance, dishevelled, wearing a loin cloth, bone ornaments and carrying tantric implements. He is often portrayed against a background of cemetery scenes, corpses and wild animals. This portion of Padmasambhava's life occurred shortly after he left the kingdom of Oddiyana. The Eight Forms of Padmasambhava are commonly created as painting and sculpture sets, or as murals in a temple setting.

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Jeff Watt [updated 8-2018]