Other Forms FormsDulma, Dölma, Drolma
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Contributor Contrib.cutenose on 1/7/2017
Means "mother of liberation" from Tibetan སྒྲོལ (sgrol) meaning "to cross, to traverse, to pass" combined with མ (ma) meaning "mother", metaphorically meaning "a spiritual crossing to the other side of existence (enlightenment)". Dolma is also the Tibetan name for a female Bodhisattva (one who is able to reach enlightenment but delays it to help others) and female Buddha TARA (2) in Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism.