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Buddhist Protector: Shri Devi Art History

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The Tibetan term 'Palden Lhamo' (Shri Devi) can be problematic and often confusing. In the Nyingma, Sakya, Kagyu and Jonang traditions the term 'Palden Lhamo' almost always refers to Dudsol Dokam Wangchugma (with four arms). In the Gelug tradition 'Palden Lhamo' will almost always refer to Magzor Gyalmo (with two hands). In modern times it is commonly said that there are twenty-one forms of Shri Devi (which strangely also includes the Bon protector Sipai Gyalmo).

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Jeff Watt 3-2003 [updated 8-2006, 11-2016, 5-2017, 1-2019, 12-2019]

(The images below are only a selection of examples from the links above).