Research Project on the Sculptural Art of Densatil
Description of the Project
The Lang Phagmo trupa ruling house
The Monastery of Densatil
The Art of Densatil
What is a Tashigomang?
The Figural Outline of a Tashigomang
The Number of Tashigomang
Appeal

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upper section, Pietro F.Mele, 1948, Völkerkundemuseum Zürich
  (3) Upper Section of a Tashigomang Stupa. Photo by Pietro F.Mele, 1948, photo©Völkerkundemuseum Zürich


The stupa wrapped in cloth and containing the remains of the late abbot was placed on the uppermost tier. It was surrounded by statues representing personalities such as certain mahasiddhas and religious dignitaries, who were of importance for the Kagyüpa (Bka’ brgyud pa) school. They were placed to the left and right side of a statue of Vajradhara occupying the very centre of each direction of this tier.
In front of the uppermost tier, statues of Vajradakini were fixed in a lofty position.
The next tiers, the second, displayed sculptural depictions of various esoteric teachings highly favoured in this religious school such as a Cakrasamvara mandala (in the north) or Guhyasamaja (east).
The third tier was similarly showing tantric deities. Examples include Bhaishajyaraja and Trisamayavyuharaja (both south), Prajnaparamita and Aparimitayurjnana (both west), Cakrasamvaracudamani and Vajrapani (both north) and a complete Vajradhatumandala (east).
 
lower section, Pietro F.Mele, 1948, Völkerkundemuseum Zürich
  (4) Lower Section of a Tashigomang. Photo by Pietro F.Mele, 1948, photo©Völkerkundemuseum Zürich

 
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