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dPal ldan dmag zor gyi rgyal mo

Palden Lhamo as Magzor Gyalmo

This sculpture represents the wrathful goddess Palden Lhamo, a female figure who, despite her aspect, possesses beneficial virtues. Worshiped especially in Tibet and Mongolia, the goddess is presented here in the form of Magzor Gyalmo, which literally means "the queen that repels armies" and who is the chief guardian of the teachings of the Geluk order, one of the four major orders of Tibetan Budd…