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Bon Deity: Purba Drugse Chempa

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Tibetan: Purba Drugse Chempa (phur pa 'brug g.sas chem pa).

Purba Drugse Chempa (English: the Peg). From the set of five main tutelary deities of the Father Tantras, Purba represents activity.

Fierce and raging, blue in colour with three faces, the central face is blue, right white and left red. Each face has three round glaring eyes, a gaping mouth with canine teeth exposed and dark yellow hair flowing upward like flames. The two main hands hold a double yungdrung scepter and a purba at the heart embracing the consort - maroon in colour with one face and two hands. The remaining hands extend to the sides holding an axe, a symbol of the universe and two purbas. Unfurled behind are wings with blue tips stretching upward to the sky. The lower body is in the shape of a purba, extending from the mouth of a mythological water creature (T. chusing), with three blades descending to a single point impaling two figures beneath. Atop a sun disc and multi-coloured lotus blossom, he stands completely surrounded by the brightly burning orange flames of pristine awareness.

Jeff Watt 1-2000 [updated 6-2017]