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PALDEN-LHAMO

Tibetan Protection Goddess

Protection Goddess of Tibet and Mongolia

Seemingly beautiful and pastoral, she approaches riding side-saddle on a mule, holding a parasol. But what is this? The mule is stepping through a sea of blood. It has a flayed human skin blanket and a collar with skulls.

PALDEN-LHAMO herself is wearing a tigerskin dhoti, a garland of human heads and the trappings of a serpent, including earrings. A crown with five skulls sits on her flaming head.

She is carrying some unfortunate person in her fanged mouth. Yes, she is delightful — and also one of the DHARMAPALAS.

PALDEN-LHAMO FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : PALDEN-LHAMO
Location : Tibet
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Protection
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 363

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Article last updated on 28 January 2014 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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