Pehar Gyelpo

Depicting the Pehar Gyalpo with 3 Geluk Masters

According to myth, Gyalpo Pehar ( : རྒྱལ་པོ་དཔེ་ཧར ) is a belonging to the gyalpo class.

When arrived in in the eighth century, he subdued all and put them under control of Gyalpo Pehar, who promised not to harm any sentient beings and was made the chief guardian spirit of during the reign of Trisong Deutsen.

The protector deity is depicted with three Geluk above.

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Depicting the Pehar Gyelpo with 3 Geluk Masters

Depicting the Pehar Gyelpo with 3 Geluk Masters

N°1 Gyeltsabje Darma Rinchen

(Tibetan: རྒྱལ་ཚབ་རྗེ་) (1364–1432) or more elaborately, Gyaltsab Rinchen was born in the Tsang province of central Tibet.

He was a famous student of , and actually became the first ( holder) of the tradition after Je ’s death.

He also studied with Rendawa Zhonnu Lodro (red mda’ ba gzhon nu blo gros, 1349-1412).

N°2 Khedrubje Gelek Pelzang

(1385–1438 CE) – better known as Khedrup Je – was one of the main disciples of Je Tsongkhapa, whose reforms to ’s Kadam tradition are considered the beginnings of the Gelug school of .

Khedrub Je is considered to be an emanation of Manjusri, the of .

N°3 Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa

Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa (Tib. ཙོང་ཁ་པ་བློ་བཟང་གྲགས་པ་) (1357-1419) — the founder of the Gelug school.

As a young man he distinguished himself through his and his intellect.

The last thirty years of his life were dedicated to , writing, founding and other activities that greatly contributed to the revitalization of in Tibet.

N°4 Pehar Gyalpo

Pehar is the leader of a band of five gyalpo spirits and would later become the protector deity of in the 17th century under the auspices of the Fifth .

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