Interpreting Worldly Protector Dorje Legapa

Interpreting Worldly Protector Dorje Legapa

Dorje Legpa is an Oathbound of the School. Dorje Legpa is known as the guardian of the Revealed Treasure Tradition.

The Esse of Dorje Legpa

In this portion, we are going to talk about the life of Dorje Legpa. Finally, we will grab a short etymological description of the word  Dorje Legpa itself.

Etymology of Dorge Legpa

Dorje Legpa is known as Sadhu in . And the meaning of Dorje Legpa is Dor Je Pa in .

  of the Dorje Legpa

In the iconography of the Dorje Legpa, we will learn about posture, hand and leg gesture, and different representations about Dorje Legpa in and .

Comportment of Dorje Legpa

Above a and and a gelded goat or a white radiant lion is the excellent Dorje Legpa lies who is maroon in color and has one face, two hands, three eyes.

The face of Dorje Legpa is radiant with bared fangs, exhaling a poisonous breath with red hair and mustache flowing upward.

The right-hand of the Dorje Legpa holds a vajra striking the heads of enemies and the left a human heart.

Dorje Legpa is wearing a cloak of red , dwelling in a fierce and wrathful manner. Dorje Legpa is wrathful and a gaping mouth.

Dorje Legpa has yellow hair flowing upward like a flame.

The first hand of Dorje Legpa extended to the right holds a gold vajra and the left a human heart held up to the mouth.

Dorje Legpa is resting against the shoulder is a red flag hoisted on a long staff.

Dorje Legpa is adorned with gold earrings, necklaces and bracelets he wears a hat, round in shape and red, crowned with a half vajra.

He is Attired in long flowing garments and boots, his body is well covered.

He is seated atop a pressing down on a red corpse and sun disc above a lotus seat. The snow lion head is turned upward to show respect for the .

He is surrounded by thick black and the flames of pristine awareness.

At the edge of the flames are numerous wild , birds, and beasts.

Depicting Worldly Protector () – Dorje Legpa

The of Dorje Legpa is from  Tibet. It was made in between 1700 AD to 1799 AD. It is from Nyingma Lineage. The base of the is , mineral pigment, fine gold line are used to make the painting. Presently this painting is in the .

In depicting this thangka we will learn about at the top center, Haygriva on the left side,  at the right, Damchen Garwai Nagpo at the middle left, Dorje Yudronma at the middle right, Damchen Nordrup Dorje Legpa is at the bottom center, Six figures riding similar wild mounts are at the right and Uyug Shang at the blazing iron fortress.

Guru Padmasambhava

Guru Padmasambhava is at the top center of the Dorje Legpa. Guru Padmasambhava is wearing a lotus hat and long flowing robes. In the right hand Guru Padmasambhava holds a vajra and in the left a skullcup and staff.

Haygriva

Haygriva is on the left side of Dorje Legpa. Haygriva is red in color with one face topped by a green horse head and two hands holding a stick topped with a human skull (barely legible) in the right and a lasso on the left. Haygriva is standing surrounded by flames.

Vajrapani

Vajrapani is at the right of the Dorje Legpa. Vajrapani is blue in color.

Vajrapani is holding a vajra in the right hand and performing a wrathful gesture with the left. Vajrapani is in a similar appearance.

Damchen Garwai Nagpo

Damchen Garwai Nagpo is at the middle left of the Dorje Legpa.

Damchen Garwai Nagpo is known as the main attendant to Dorje Legpa who is blue in color with one face and two hands holding in the upraised right a vajra hammer and in the left a blacksmith’s bellows made of tiger .

Damchen Garwai Nagpo rides on the back of a brown billy goat with the horns entwined.

Dorje Yudronma

Dorje Yudronma is at the middle right of the thangka.  Dorje Yudronma is and red in color.

Dorje Yudronma is well attired in long robes holding in the right hand a held aloft. In the left-hand is a long-life arrow with streamers.

Damchen Nordrup Dorje Legpa

Damchen Nordrup Dorje Legpa is at the bottom center of the thangka.  Damchen Nordrup Dorje Legpa is red in color with three eyes.

Damchen Nordrup Dorje Legpa is holding upraised in the right hand a vajra hook and in the left a mongoose.

The consort holds aloft in the left hand a long-life arrow with a white ribbon and a gold mirror with a red ribbon in the right.

Both are richly attired in various peaceful garments and jewel ornaments. At the left of the thangka, there are five wrathful figures each with one face and two hands, riding on mounts of bird, goat, donkey, horse, and lion.

Six figures

Six figures riding similar wild mounts are at the right of the thangka. They are one red female in a standing posture at the lower right.

Uyug Shang

Uyug Shang is at the blazing iron fortress.  Uyug Shang is the powerful son from the union with a Mu daemon and great in magical emanations.

Uyug Shang is performing attentively the commands of Vajrapani and an homage to the herald of liberation.

Indigenous to Tibet the daemon Dorje Legpa was subjugated in the 8th century by Guru Padmasambhava and oath-bound as a protector.

His primary function is to safeguard the Revealed Treasure texts (Terma) of the Nyingma Tradition of . The style of the thangka is called ‘nag tang’ – black scroll.

Dorje Legpa with Padmasambhava Thangka

Dorje Legpa is dark blue and wrathful in appearance with one face and two hands. He holds aloft a gold vajra in the right hand. The left placed at the side holds a white bead .

Atop the head is a broad-rimmed gold monastic riding hat.

He is wearing long flowing robes. He is seated atop a light brown goat with twisted horns. He is surrounded by numerous dark blue attendant figures.

At the top center is a figure similar in appearance to Padmasambhava. Four Gelugpa wearing monastic robes and hats sit to the right and left.

Dorje Legpa with Gelugpa Lama Thangka

Dorje Legpa is surrounded by seven dark blue attendant figures.

At the top center of the thangka, there is a figure similar in appearance to Padmasambhava.

And there is  Four Gelugpa wearing monastic robes and yellow Pandita hats sit at the right and left sides.

Dorje Legpa with Gyurme Thangka

The thangka of the daemon Dorje Legpa was subjugated in the 8th century by Guru Padmasambhava and oath-bound as a Dharma protector.

His primary function is to safeguard the Nyingma Tradition of .

 

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