Three Dharma robes

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The three dharma robes (Tib. ཆོས་གོས་རྣམ་གསུམ་, chögö nam sum, Wyl. chos gos rnam gsum)—

  1. Saṅgati (སྣམ་སྦྱར་, nam jar, snam sbyar), a large patched shawl made of 32 patches, usually yellow in the Tibetan tradition, worn only by fully ordained monks.
  2. Uttarāsaṅga (བླ་གོས་, la gö, bla gos), a large patched shawl, usually yellow in the Tibetan tradition, which can be worn by both fully ordained monks and novice monk, often called chögö nowadays.
  3. Antarvāsas (མཐང་གོས་, tang gö, mthang gos), the lower robe of a fully ordained monk, sown in pieces.

These three robes are part of the thirteen items of livelihood for monks as prescribed by the Buddha in the Vinaya.