Five Patron Gods

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Five Patron Gods (Tib. gowé lha nga) — natural ‘guardian deities’ or protective forces who have their seat within each person’s being, from where they exercise their protective influence:

  1. Yul lha is at the crown of the head
  2. Dra lha (or Drala) is at the right shoulder
  3. Pho lha is at the right armpit in men, replaced by the Molha at the left armpit in women
  4. Nor lha resides under the left armpit in men and under the right armpit in women.
  5. Sok lha at the heart, protecting the life-force, sok.

Alternative Translations

  • Lifelong Companion Gods (Dorje & Coleman)