The honorific title by which he is generally known is Guru Rinpoche,  Precious Teacher. He usually sits on a lotus that sprang up in a small lake, wrapped in heavy, expensive robes, and wears a hat with its earflaps up. He posses a vajra in his right hand and a kapala (skull cup)  with a little jar of amrita in his left hand, and a khatvanga clamped against his left shoulder. He is flanked by his consorts, the  Indian princess Mandarava, who stands to his right, and Yeshe Tsogyal,  who stands to the left, the two favorite and tantrically most gifted of his five wives.

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