These are eight Tibetan Monster Gods whose job is to install fear and terror into evil spirits.
Fully paid-up members of the BODHISATTVAS brotherhood, these compassionate soldiers of love run around like a team of crime-busting heroes, protecting the faith by all means necessary.
This can occasionally involve a little tiny bit of scourging, stabbing and screaming. So, they are hideously good.
The gang includes sweet little PALDEN-LHAMO, NAGPO-CHENPO, SHINJE, TAMDRIN and BEGTSE.
Article last updated on 09 February 2013
by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
Cite this article:
Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "DHARMAPALAS: Tutelary Gods and Goddesses from Tibetan mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 09 Feb. 2013. Web. 23 August 2014.