Old Thangka of Padmasambhava is more than 40 years old thangka which is handpainted on handmade cotton canvas.
Guru Padmasambhava in the center of the thangka is holding a vajra dispelling evil mudra in the right hand and in the left a white skullcup containing a long-life vase ornamented.
Guru Rinpoche is considered one of the principal early teachers to bring Buddhism to Tibet in the 8th century.
Padmasambhava has numerous forms representing the outer, inner, and secret aspects of his spiritual being.
He is also known by many different names which generally follow chronologically his life story. Aside from Trisong Detsen and Shantarakshita, the most important figures to interact with Padmasambhava were his principle Tibetan consort Yeshe Tsogyal and the principal Twenty-five Disciples.
There are various Padmasambhava Number Sets which help to organize the important topics and essential subjects of his life and chronological sequence of important events, along with grouping the various sub-sets of important disciples.
An 18th-century curiosity is the inclusion of Padmasambhava as one of the pre-incarnations in the line of Panchen Lamas.