Pictures - Thangkas

Radiant Goddess

Skr. Shri Devi
Tib. Palden Lhamo


This wisdomprotectress is invocated in all four Tibetan Buddhist lineages. She is the partner of Black Coat (Tib. Bernakchen). She has four arms holding a khatvanga in her upper right hand (removing hindrances caused by the three mental poisons), a phurba in the lower right (to conquer all hindrances), a mirror in the upper left one (showing the three worlds) and a snake lasso in the lower left one (to overcome negative imprints caused by anger). She is the keeper of vows and protector of the Buddhist practitioners.


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