Dharmapala Thangka CentreSchool of Thangka Painting

15.28 Palden Lhamo [2]

Tib.: dPal dan lha mo

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Palden Lhamo, the chief guardian-goddess of the Tibetan pantheon, is the only female among the Eight Guardians of the Law.

As the special protectress of the Dalai and Panchen Lamas, she is venerated by the followers of the Gelug order all over Asia.

Lhamo is shown crossing the sea of blood on her mule. She killed her son, who was an enemy of Buddhism, and used his flayed skin as a saddle blanket.

There are eight Guardians of the Law in the Tibetan pantheon. This one is the only female - Palden Lhamo. She is the special protector of the Dalai and Panchen Lamas, and is venerated in Tibet, China and Mongolia.

Her red hair marks her as a wrathful goddess. Here she rides sideways on her mule, who is carrying her across a sea of blood.

Her pedestal is quite different from the other Guardians. Instead of lotus blossoms, she is surrounded by the Himalayan ranges, enclosing a sea littered with corpses, skulls, body parts and entrails.

Lhamo is wearing a crown of five skulls and garland of freshly severed heads. Look carefully at her flaming hair and you will find a snake stretched behind the skulls.

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Measurements: 15.7 x 19.7" | 40 x 50 cm
Price: on request
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany or Nepal
Color: Black Background Version
Material: Natural Stone Colors