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Buddhist Protector: Begtse Chen Iconography

Begtse Chen Main Page

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Iconography (below)
- Outline Page
- Coral Dance Mask
- Retinue Figures
- Hayagriva 'Very Secret' Padma Ishvara
- Confusions & Controversy:
- Others...

Video: Begtse Chen

Deity Figures:
1. Begtse Chen
2. Mistress of Life (consort)
3. Lord of Life (son)
4. Eight Butchers (inner retinue)
5. Twenty-one Butchers (outer retinue)
(Twenty-nine Butchers in total)

There is a rare form of Begtse known as Chamsing 'Secret Accomplishment'. This form is also associated with Lha Chenpo a Nyingma form of the god Shiva incorporated into Buddhism as a wealth and power deity.

Tibetan: Begtse Chen

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Jeff Watt 5-98 [updated 5-2017, 10-2020]