Padmasambhava was a renowned and highly learned tantric saint of Northern India. In the middle of the eight century the Tibetan King Thi – Sron Detsan sent to India inviting the learned guru to come to Tibet.
Padmapani means lotus – in – hand. Padmapani’s left hand holds the stalk of the lotus. The right hand, opening upward, is raised in a gesture of granting favors, which also indicates his readiness to help.