Rinpoche Thangka Painting is handcrafted on a 81*61 cm cotton canvas. He is often referred to as Rinpoche, which translates to ‘precious master’.
|Cotton Canvas and Mineral colors
Iconography of Guru Rinpoche
The Khatvanga, a staff topped with a Trishula and adorned with a sash of the Himalayan Rainbow or Five Pure Lights of the Mahabhuta, is a powerful symbol associated with Padmasambhava. It has three severed heads representing the three kayas (the dharmakaya, sambhogakaya, and nirmanakaya), making it a key part of his visual representation.
He has his eyes wide open, gazing intently. He is wearing a white vajra undershirt, followed by a red robe, a dark blue Mantrayana tunic, a red monastic shawl with a golden flower pattern, and a maroon silk brocade cloak. His body has one face and two hands.
He holds 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, held in a gesture of equilibrium. His left arm cradles a three-pointed Khatvanga, symbolizing his partner Mandarava, and he wears a five-petalled lotus hat on his head.
He sits in a regal pose, radiating a brilliant light with both his wrathful and smiling visage. His grandeur is highlighted by the major and minor marks that decorate him.
Mantra of Padmasambhava
The mantra of Padmasambhava is Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi Hum.