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"The world frightening Mahabala, [with] a body red in colour, one face and four hands. The two right [hands] hold a white stick and a white fly-whisk. The two left, in a bowing manner and a wrathful [gesture] together with a lasso. Having three eyes and bared fangs. Brown hair bristling upwards. Having ornaments of snake and a lower garment of tiger skin. Standing in the middle of red rays of light in a manner with the left leg extended." (Extracted from the text A Lamp Removing Obscurations by Ngorchen Konchog Lhundrub. Also, see An Ocean of Methods of Accomplishment).

"Mahabala, red in colour [like] the rays of the sun, with one face and four hands. The right hold a stick and a fly-whisk. The [two] left are in a bowing manner and a wrathful gesture together with a lasso; wearing a tiger skin and standing with the left leg extended." (The 9th Je Kenpo of Bhutan, Shakya Rinchen, 1710-1759).

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