Gyalpo Pehar

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Mural of Pehar in the assembly hall of Nechung Monastery.

According to Tibetan Buddhist myth, Gyalpo Pehar (Tibetan: རྒྱལ་པོ་དཔེ་ཧརWylie: rgyal po dpe har [also spelt: pe kar & dpe dkar]) is a spirit belonging to the gyalpo class. When Padmasambhava arrived in Tibet in the eighth century, he subdued all gyalpo spirits and put them under control of Gyalpo Pehar, who promised not to harm any sentient beings and was made the chief guardian spirit of Samye during the reign of Trisong Deutsen.[1] Pehar is the leader of a band of five gyalpo spirits and would later become the protector deity of Nechung Monastery in the 17th century under the auspices of the Fifth Dalai Lama.[2]

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  1. ^ Shabkar Tsogdruk Rangdrol (1994). Constance Wilkinson; Michal Abrams, eds. The life of Shabkar. Translated by Matthieu Ricard. SUNY Press. p. 272. ISBN 978-0-7914-1835-2. 
  2. ^ "Nechung: The Ritual History and Institutionalization of a Tibetan Buddhist Protector Deity - University of Virginia Library - Libra". libraprod.lib.virginia.edu. Retrieved 2017-03-15. 

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