Tsongkhapa and His Disciples Set Sculpture | Himalayan Art of Nepal

SKU: TGL1713


Traditionally Hand-Crafted Tsongkhapa and His Disciples Set Sculpture 

Traditionally hand-crafted Tsongkhapa and His Disciples Set Sculpture with the same identical form factor among the three deities. The figure was carved using a copper body, gilded with 24k genuine gold over various parts of the bodying, finely painted with acrylic paint, highlighting the intricate design patterns. We have portrayed the sculptures of Tsongkhapa's two disciples, Gyaltsab Je and Khedrup Je, on the left and right sides of him. All of the deities depicted atop a moon disc lotus seat with serene expressions can be used in many Buddhist rituals and meditation practices. Each statue is exclusively carved in our studio in Nepal after months of hard work.

This Tibetan art will be a wonderful gift from Nepal to a practitioner such as yourself.

Size: 12.2"/31cm (Height) x 9"/23cm (Base)
Weight: 10.37 kg
Material: 24K Gold Gilded, Copper Body, Acrylic Paintings

Tsongkhapa (1357–1419) is a well-known Tibetan religious philosopher. A devout monastic, Tsongkhapa took on the difficult task of locating and studying all of the Indian Buddhist classics available in Tibet in his day. In his iconic form, wearing a tall yellow hat, he is the center of the Gelugpa sect that was dominant in Tibet until the Chinese takeover in 1951, and whose de facto leader is the Dalai Lama.

Gyaltsab Je was Lama Tsongkhapa's most famous student. He oversaw the building of Gaden Monastery (established by Lama Tsongkhapa) and was named its second monk after Tsongkhapa. After Lama Tsongkhapa's death, he became the Gaden Tripa, or "holder of the Gaden Throne," the Gelug tradition's head.

Khedrup Je was a prolific author, writing fifty-eight treatises and numerous prayer books. His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, uses an essential scripture on Kalachakra as the foundation for his Kalachakra Tantra empowerments.