Buddhist Mythology

The Gods and Bodhisvattas of Enlightenment...


Tibetan Tutelary Deities

The Daring Defenders of Dharma!

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 tiny bit of scourging, stabbing and screaming. So, they are hideously good.

The gang includes sweet little Mahakala, Palden Lhamo, Shinje, Hayagriva and Beg-Tse.

Dharmapalas Facts and Figures

Name: Dharmapalas
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male and female
Type: Deities
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Patronage
Area of expertise: Tutelary, Patronage

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
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Article last revised on September 20, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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