Members of the Drukpa reincarnation lineage are considered to be emanations of the great Indian Mahāsiddha Nāropa
and serve as the head of the second largest Kagyü Order - the Drukpa Kagyü.
As an outward symbol of this lineage's innate
connection to Mahāsiddha Nāropa the Drukpas posses the ceremonial bone ornaments worn by Nāropa himself over 900 years ago.
The present Drukpa, Jigme Padma Wangchen, wears these precious ornaments every twelve years (1980, 1992, 2004) in Ladakh an area which he feels
has an innate connection to Mahāsiddha Nāropa.