This particular Padmasambhava Thangka Art is handcrafted on a 79*59 cm cotton canvas. He is often referred to as Rinpoche, which translates to ‘precious master’.
|79 x 59 cm
|Cotton Canvas and Mineral colors
Iconography of Guru Rinpoche
The Khatvanga, a staff with three severed heads symbolizing the three kayas (the three bodies of a Buddha: the dharmakaya, sambhogakaya, and nirmanakaya), topped by a Trishula and adorned with a sash of the Himalayan Rainbow or Five Pure Lights of the Mahabhuta, is a special divine attribute associated with Padmasambhava and is an important part of his visual representation.
His two eyes are wide open in a piercing gaze. On his body, he wears a white vajra undergarment and, on top of this, in layers, a red robe, a dark blue Mantrayana tunic, a red monastic shawl decorated with a golden flower pattern, and a maroon cloak of a silk brocade. He has one face and two hands.
He grasps a five-pronged vajra in his right hand, which is placed over his heart, and a skull cup with a vase of immortality inside it in his left hand, which is held in a gesture of balance. His left arm cradles a three-pointed Khatvanga symbolizing his consort Mandarava, and he wears a five-petalled lotus hat on his head.
Wrathful and smiling, he blazes magnificently with the splendor of the major and minor marks. He is seated with his two feet in the royal posture.
Mantra of Padmasambhava
The mantra of Padmasambhava is Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi Hum.