ཤྭ་བའི་འཆམ།

In the tantric deities’ sublime realm, all beings are transformed from their ordinary state in order to carry out enlightened activity for the benefit of others. ཤྭ་བ་ represents a male protector deity whose movements call forth the disruptive forces to spiritual development.

This dance consists of four sections:

  • Inviting the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas་
  • Making offerings to them
  • Displaying fierce movements to overcome the obstacles
  • Requesting the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas to return to their own abodes

ཤྭ་བའི་འཆམ་ was very popular in Tibet because the deer-headed deity was heralded as a great protector.

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