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. In her fanged mouth she carries some unfortunate mortal human.
Yes, she is certainly delightful. Just what did you expect from one of the Dharmapalas?
Palden Lhamo Facts and Figures
Name: Palden Lhamo
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Dpal Ldan Lha Mo, Panden Lhamo
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: Protection
Area of expertise: Protection
Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 849
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Article last revised on November 18, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.