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Padmasambhava Sculpture

Padmasambhava sculpture is a fine clay sculpture found in the Namchi Monastery, in South Sikkim District. In the figure, Padmasambhava is shown as sitting on a lotus with his legs locked, with a begging bowl on his lap. He holds a khatvanga, his special symbol, in his left arm and the vajra (thunderbolt) in his right hand.

The sculpture stands out in its exquisite artistry; it has been so painted that the color composition gives a philosophical meaning to the image.

Updated on 11th December, 2005
District: South Sikkim


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