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11.35 Guru Dorje Drolö [3]

Padmasambhava Manifestation

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This Thangka belongs to the Nyingma school, it shows »Dorje Drolo« [Tib. གུ་རུ་རྡོ་རྗེ་གྲོ་ལོད་] a wrathful meditation form of Padmasambhava standing on a tiger.

He took this form at the Tiger´s Lair [Tagtsang] cave in Bhutan in order to subdue demons that were mounted on the back of of his consort, the Mon princess Tashi Kyidren, who transformed herself into a flying tigress. Later the monastery "Tigers Nest" [Tagzang] was build obove this place [cave]. It still remains today.

Dorje Drolo is the name given to a descriptive appearance of »Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava« based on an event occurring during his life.

All Eight Manifestations of Padmasambhava are related to the life story and specific events narrated in chronological order. For this reason, images of Dorje Drolo and the other seven manifestations along with the main form are commonly grouped as sets of paintings or sculptures, numbering nine in total.

Our Dorje Drolo / Guru Dragpo Thangkas

Measurements: 24.8 x 39.4" | 63 x 100 cm
Price: on request
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany or Nepal
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Material: Natural Stone Colors
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