Buddhist Mythology

The Gods and Bodhisvattas of Enlightenment...


Tibetan Protection God

Also known as Tam Drin Sang Drup, Tamdrin, Tamdrin-Dorje

Horse-necked deity of wrath

One of the Dharmapalas, he is the Buddhist version of Hayagriva.

He is known as the ‘Horse-Necked One’ for the simple reason that he has the neck of a horse. Not to mention the head too.

He is a God of Wrath, but in a righteous ‘protector of the faith’ kinda way. He is also a Protector of Horses.

Warning: he is extremely wrathful. Especially if you make fun of his horsey head.

Hayagriva (2) Facts and Figures

Name: Hayagriva (2)
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Tam Drin Sang Drup, Tamdrin, Tamdrin-Dorje

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Protection
Area of expertise: Protection

Good/Evil Rating: OKAY, not bad
Popularity index: 2713

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Article last revised on September 20, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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