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Bon Deity: Choga Chunyi (Twelve Ritual Deities)

Choga Chunyi (Twelve Ritual Deities) | Bon Peaceful Deities Page

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Twelve Ritual Deities (cho ga bcu g.nyis):
- 1. Kunying (kun dbyings)
- 2. Genyen (dgen bsnyen)
- 3. Chamden (byams ldan)
- 4. Dukor (dus 'kor)
- 5. Kunrig (kun rigs)
- 6. Gyalwa Gyatso (rgyal ba rgya mtsho)
- 7. Trowo Namjom (khro wo'i rnam 'joms)
- 8. Menlha (sman lha)
- 9. Monlam Taye (smon lam mtha' yas)
- 10. Namdag (rnam dag)
- 11 Chamma Choga (byams ma'i cho ga)
- 12 Shen Ge Gecho (g.shen gyi dge spyod)

The Choga Chunyi are almost always created as a set of paintings. It is also rare to find all twelve depicted in a single composition. The images below contain two complete sets and several partial sets.

Jeff Watt [updated 6-2017]