Yogini Ma gcig Lab sgron (1055-1149) the founder of the gCod ("jö") Tibetan tradition See it in the Museum
Room 1: India and Nepal
Code: ABS 252
Country: Nepal (west)
Style: Khasha Malla
Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 11.5 x 15 x 8
Materials: Gilt copper
The three-eyed goddess is identified by the double drum (amaru) as Yogini Ma gcig Lab sgron (1055–1149). Born into a Bon po family, she was a famous female Tibetan gCod («jö») practitioner. She received the teachings from Pha dam pa Sangs rgyas («phadampa sangye»), an Indian yogi who taught the gCod («jö») practice to Ma gcig Lab sgron (1055–1149). There is an inscription dated to the Saka Samvat – introduced in the year 78 AD – the date is therefore AD 1311.