Palden Lhamo, the Tibetan form of Indian goddess Shri Devi, is the only female dharmapala (proctector of the faith) and the main protectress of Tibet, and patron saint of Lhasa. She has one head with three eyes, two or four hands, in which she holds various implements, usually including a flaming sword. She rides a mule or a kiang (wild donkey) and sits on her dead son’s hide. She wears a garland of freshly severed heads and a tiger skin around her waist. In her Dorje Rabtenma form, she holds a flaming sword and a mongoose that spits jewels, as the above figure, who is adorned with a beaded belt, stone-inlaid jewellery and a matching crown with a sun disc and moon crescent on top of the central panel.