The 8th century Indian co-founder of Tantric Buddhism in Tibet (along with Shantirakshita and Trisong Detsen) was particularly worshipped in the 11th century, when thousands of statues representing him in many different tantric forms were created. Unfortunately, these early sculptures are very rare. However, his cult lasted throughout the following centuries.
Dorje Drolo, the ecstatic form of Padmasambhava, stands on a lion and holds a vajra or thunderbolt in each hand.
labelled as Guru Dragmar, but in fact Guru Dragpur, a wrathful form of Padmasambhava, half man-half dagger with garuda wings, an elephant hide and a human one on his back, a garland of severed heads round his neck, a makara head worn like a belt. He holds a vajra and a scorpion, his hair and the halo behind him are like flames.
This wratfhul form of Padmasambhava, known as Guru Dragpo, has two fangs and three eyes and also holds a vajra and a scorpion. He wears a garland of severed heads around his body and, like most wrathful gods, he tramples the enemies of the faith.