Zhang Zhung Meri



Finely hand-painted in Nepal – Stunning details!

Brocade Dimensions – Height: 62 ½” x Width: 32 ½”

Painting Dimensions – Height: 29 ¾” x Width: 21 ¾”


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Zhang Zhung Meri is one of the principal deities of Zhang Zhung, the place where the Bön teachings first arrived in Tibet, considered now to be in the area around Mount Kailash. Zhang Zhung Meri is associated with Mount. Kailash, and is very closely tied to transmission of the Zhang Zhung Nyan Gyud dzogchen teachings, which includes the profound texts of the Twenty-One Nails and Six Lamps, among others. Zhang Zhung Meri is the central deity in this thangka. Above is Tapihritsa, and below, Tapihritsa’s student Gyerpung Nangzher Lopo. To the right and left of Zhang Zhung Meri are consorts Od Ley Sipé Gyalmo and Ne Ley Sipé Gyalmo. The protector, Nyipang Sé, is in the lower left corner, and protector Yeshé Walmo is in the lower right corner.

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