Guru Drakpo 15” x 20”
- original, hand-painted
- painted area 15" x 20", entire thangka 28" x 44"
- traditional brocade border
Guru Drakpo is a wrathful manifestation of Padamsambhava. There are many terma lineages of this wrathful form of Padmasambhava. He is extremely fierce in demeanor, red in color, and having the bodily form of a yaksha. His right hand holds upraised a black vajra, while his left has a nine-headed black scorpion. Adorned with a crown, earrings, bracelets and necklaces of gold and snakes, he wears a garland of heads and an elephant skin draped across the shoulders. A tiger skin covers the lower body. With the right leg bent and left extended atop a seat of two prone figures, a sun disc, and a multi-coloured lotus, he stands surrounded by the orange flames of pristine awareness.