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Two-armed Mahakala

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Dorje Bernagchen (also Bernakchen) or two armed Mahakala; ber nag can; - Bernakchen; is the main protector of the Gyalwa Karmapas. 'Black Cloak Mahakala arises from the Revealed Treasure tradition of the Nyingmapa School.

Although many forms of Mahakala appear attired in long flowing garments, black or otherwise, this protector is named 'Bernagchen' - Black Cloak Mahakala, and is particularly associated with the Karma Kagyu School.

Two-armed Mahakala was transformend from the first Buddha, Ardhalma and is worshiped for his spiritual wisdom , wisdom aspect of enlightenment.