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.
Dharmapalas Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Gender: Male and female
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: Patronage
Area of expertise: Tutelary, Patronage
Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 1418
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Article last revised on September 20, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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