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Guru Tzokye Dorje is revered as a powerful protector of the tantric teachings, symbolizing unwavering commitment to the doctrine. His name, which translates to “vajra born from the lake,” alludes to his birth from a lotus lake and his possession of a vajra in his right hand. In his left hand, extended downward, he holds a bell. Depicted here with his tantric partner Mandarava, this manifestation is identified with the transcendental vajrasattva, the being whose essence embodies the vajra.

Guru Tzokye Dorje Unlike the yidams and their partners, the union represented here is not of a passionate or sexual nature. Instead, it symbolizes a profound and spiritual connection. This is beautifully depicted through the tender gaze of Tzokye Dorje towards Mandarava in their harmonious embrace.