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A Dharma Protector (Dharmapala) is an emanation of a Buddha whose main functions are to avert the inner and outer obstacles that prevent practitioners from gaining spiritual realizations, and to arrange all the necessary contitions for their practice
In Tibet every monastery had its own Dharmapala, the Mahayanists of ancient India relied upon Dharmapalas to eliminate hindrances and to fulfil their spiritual wishes.
In iconography, dharmapālas are fearsome beings, with many heads, many hands, or many feet. Dharmapālas often have blue, black or red skin, and a fierce expression with protruding fangs. Though dharmapālas have a terrifying appearance and countenance, they are all bodhisattvas , meaning they are embodiments of compassion that act in a wrathful way for the benefit of sentient beings.