King Trisong Detsen (740-798), a Tibetan monarch renowned for his commitment to Buddhism in Tibet, is widely believed to be an incarnation of the bodhisattva Manjushri.
He invited Abbot Shantirakshita and Padmasambhava from India and established the first monastery - Samye Chokor Ling.
He is typically depicted with a wisdom sword and book placed on two lotus blossoms at each shoulder.
The 25 disciples of Padmasambhava also called as Guru Rinpoche were instrumental in the spread of Buddha's teachings throughout Tibet. They emerged as masters, having achieved great wisdom, understanding, and success.
These Mahasiddhas are believed to have special future incarnations due to their connection with Padmasambhava's terma treasures.
To this day, these disciples continue to be reborn as Tertons, imparting the teachings of Padmasambhava in a contemporary and authentic way to new .