Emanation of Padmasambhava – Dorje Drolo
Table of Contents
- 1 - Iconography of Dorje Drolo
- 2 - Depicting Dorje Drolo Thangka
- 3 - Dorje Dorolo with Ngawang Kunsang Dorje Thangka
- 4 - Dorje Drolo with Samantabhadra Thangka
Iconography of Dorje Drolo
Posture of Dorje Drolo
Dorje Drolo is fearsome in form. Dorje Drolo is dark brown in color. He has one face, three-round staring eyes, and curly dark yellow hair with the orange mustache, beard, and eyebrows.
The upper fangs bite down on the lower lip as he gazes down to the left. The right hand of Dorje Drolo holds upraised a gold vajra ready to strike. The left-hand of Dorje Drolo holds thrusts with a blue kila made of meteorite iron.
Dorje Drolo is adorned with bone earrings and a necklace of freshly severed heads. He wears various colored robes in the style of both a layman and a monk along with ornate felt boots. Dorje Drolo bent the right leg and the left extended.
He stands atop a fierce tigress emanation of the consort Mandarava, while surrounded by the bright orange and red flames of pristine awareness.
Depicting Dorje Drolo Thangka
The thangka of Dorje Drolo is from Tibet. The thangka of Dorje Drolo is made between 1700 to 1799 AD. Dorje Drolo is from Nyingma and Buddhist lineages. The size of the painting is 81.28×50.80cm. The base of the painting is ground mineral pigment on cotton. Presently, this thangka is in the Rubin museum of art.
By depicting this thangka, we are going to learn about the presentation of Dorje Drolo with different deities such as 4th Dodrag Rigdzin Pema Trinle, Acharya Shantigarbha, Acharya Vairochana, Shaza Khamoche, and Green Jhambhala, etc.
4th Dodrag Rigdzin Pema Trinle
4th Dodrag Rigdzin Pema Trinle is at the top center of the thangka. 4th Dodrag Rigdzin Pema Trinle is seated in position. 4th Dodrag Rigdzin Pema Trinle is wearing monastic robes.
The right hand of4th Dodrag Rigdzin Pema Trinle is in the gesture of blessing at the heart while supporting a Dharma book in the lap with the left hand. The TBRC source lists Rigdzin Pema Trinle as both the 4th and 2nd Dodrag Rigdzin.
Acharya Shantigarbha is on the left side of the thangka. Acharya Shantigarbha wears monastic robes and a Pandita hat. Acharya Shantigarbha is holding the right hand up in a wrathful gesture and a curved knife extended out to the left.
Acharya Shantigarbha is seated in a relaxed posture.
Acharya Vairochana is at the right of the thangka. Acharya Vairochana is wearing a Pandita hat and performing the gesture of blessing. Acharya Vairochana is holding a book in the lap with the left hand.
Lhamo Remati is at the bottom center of the thangka. Lhamo Remati is known as a wrathful protector. Lhamo Remati is a female protector.
Lhamo Remati red in color with one face and two hands holding a sword and skullcup, standing, surrounded by flames.
Shaza Khamoche is at the left of the thangka. Shaza Khamoche is a female protector. Shaza Khamoche is red in color holding a hook and eating a heart. Shaza Khamoche is riding on a large green snake surrounded by smoke.
Dorje Dorolo with Ngawang Kunsang Dorje Thangka
The thangka of Dorje Drolo with Ngawang Kunsang Dorje is from Tibet. The thangka of Dorje Drolo with Ngawang Kunsang Dorje is made between 1700 to 1799 AD. Dorje Drolo with Ngawang Kunsang Dorje is from Nyingma and Buddhist lineages.
Ngagwang Kunsang Dorje is at the top center of the thangka. gagwang Kunsang Dorje is the teacher. Ngagwang Kunsang Dorjewas born on 1680.
Dorje Drolo with Samantabhadra Thangka
The thangka of Dorje Drolo with Samantabhadra is from Eastern Tibet. The thangka of Dorje Drolo with Samantabhadra is made between 1800 to 1899 AD. Dorje Drolo is from Nyingma and Buddhist lineages. Ground mineral pigment on cotton and black background is used to color this painting. Presently, this thangka is in the Rubin museum of art.
Samantabhadra is at the top center of the thangka. Samantabhadra is known as primordial Buddha. Samantabhadra surrounded by the Five Transcendent Buddhas such as Vairochana, Akshobhya, Amitabha, Ratnasambhava, and Amoghasiddhi.
Shmashana Adhipati is at the lower left of the thangka. Shmashana Adhipati is the protector couple. Shmashana Adhipati is appearing as two dancing skeletons.
Yellow Jambhala is at the lower right of the thangka. Yellow Jambhala is embracing the consort Vasudhara.