Himalayan Art Resources

Incarnation Lineage: Panchen Lama Iconography

Panchen Lama Main Page

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Description (below)
- Portrait Art
- Monastic Attire
- Gelug Hats
- Pre-incarnations
- Confusions: Changkya, Jetsun Dampa
- Others...

Ganden Podrang System of Numbering:
1st (4th) Panchen Lama, Lobzang Chokyi Gyaltsen (1570-1662) Biographical details
2nd (5th) Panchen Lama, Lobzang Yeshe (1663-1737) Biographical details
3rd (6th) Panchen Lama, Palden Yeshe (1738-1780) Biographical details
4th (7th) Panchen Lama, Tenpai Nyima (1782-1853) Biographical details
5th (8th) Panchen Lama, Tenpai Wangchug (1854/55-1882) Biographical details
6th (9th) Panchen Lama, Tubten Chokyi Nyima (1883-1937) Biographical details
7th (10th) Panchen Lama, Chokyi Gyaltsen (1938-1989) Biographical details

- Panchen Labrang - Tashi Lhunpo System of Numbering:
(1st) Kedrub Geleg Pal Zangpo (1385-1438)
(2nd) Sonam Choglang (1438-1505)
(3rd) Ensapa Lobsang Dondrub (1505-1564)

- Panchen Lama in Art. Part 1
- Panchen Lama: Part 2

According to the 17th century enumeration of the pre-incarnations, prior to the 1st (4th) Panchen Lama, Lobzang Chokyi Gyaltsen, there were at least thirteen posthumously named pre-incarnations commonly represented in the extended painting sets.

Jeff Watt 4-2003 [updated 1-2019, 1-2020]

(The images below are only a selection of examples from the links above).