The Treasury of Lives

Drampa Gyang Lhakhang was founded in the seventh century by Songtsen Gampo as a district-controlling (ru gnon) temple. It suppresses the left hip of the supine demoness, the mythical personification of the Tibetan landscape. The site is currently largely in ruins, although at one time in contained an image of Vairocana.


The Demoness of Tibet

The Demoness of Tibet is a close copy of a well-known image located in the Tibet Museum in Lhasa. The landscape of Tibet is shown as the mythical demoness of Tibetan legend. Important Buddhist temples and monasteries are located across her body, spanning from the Ngari region in the west to Kham in the east. 

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