HERITAGE OF BOGD KHAAN: HOLY OBJECTS OF BOGD KHAAN PALACE

The Bogd Khaan Palace Museum

Holy objects at the Bogd Khaan Palace

RED PROTECTOR
In Tibetan, it's called as Begtse Dharmapala (Beg Tse Lcam Sring) and in Sanskrit as Prana Atma. This Buddha is one of the 10 wrathful deities or Dharma Protectors to protect the Buddhism from evil. He has a five-skull tiara, upswept hair, earrings and other accessories, a necklace of freshly severed and threaded human heads, an armor and a helmet, skin dhoti or loincloth. He stands in a wrathful countenance, holding a sword in his right hands, gesturing his left hand in front of the chest, holding the heart of the foe, and in the crook of the left arm are in arrow, bow and flag. He steps on two corpses, of a horse and a devil, with his right leg bent and left leg stretched out on a lotus base.

ICON FRAME
The facade of the icon frame has gilt brass arabesque pattern, inlays of turquoise, sand stone, porcelain and clay.

SIX ARMED MAHAKALA
In Tibetan, it's called as 'Gonpo chagdug' and in Sanskrit as Six-armed Mahakala (Shad-bhuja Sita Mahakala). This patron deity of Mahakala is one of the 10 wrathful deities to protect the Buddhism.

AMITAYUS
One of the three long life deities.
WHITE TARA
In Tibetan, it’s called as Dolkar /sGrol dkar/ and in Sanskrit as Sitatara. The White Tara, deity of longevity is depicted as a young beautiful woman.Mongolians venerate her as the mother of the past. present and future Buddhas.
WHITE MAHAKALA
In Tibetan, it's called as Konggar /mGon dkar/. This patron deity of White Mahakala is one of the 10 wrathful deities to protect the Buddhism from evil and is depicted in a wrathful countenance and stepping on white male and female elephants in the burning flames of fire.
YAMA DHARMARAJA 
In Tibetan, it’s called as Shinje Chogyal /gShin rje chos rgyal/. Known as the Lord of Death, this wrathful Dharma protector is depicted in a wrathful countenance and riding a blue bull in the burning flames of fire.
WHITE TSANGPA
In Tibetan, it's called as Tshangs pa dkar po. This deity is one of the ten wrathful patron deities to protect the Buddhism from evil and is depicted in a fierce countenance, brandishing a sword in his right hand and holding a jewel-spitting mongoose, a symbol of wealth in the left and riding a white horse in a halo of burning fire.
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Art Researcher - GUNCHIN-ISH, Tsegmed
Art Researcher - SARANBOLOR, Gan-Ochir
MA in Philosophy & translator - KHATANBAATAR, Choi

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