Guru Nyima Oser Thangka is one of Guru Rinpoche’s eight manifestations which is handpainted on handmade cotton canvas by using vegetable mineral color.
Nyima Oser is typically depicted in Mahasiddha Appearance, disheveled, wearing a loincloth, 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.