In Buddhism Begtse is called Beg Tse Lcam Sring in Tibetan, and Prana Atma in Sanskrit and is translated into English as "the Great Coat of Mail". He is the main protector for the Hayagriva cycle of practice. The Dharma Protector Begste originally was considered Lord of War in Central Asia. He was taken to be the son of a demon (yaksha) and a goblin (rakshasi). Begste is considered a lower protector because he did not achieve complete liberation (Buddhahood). A Buddhist can not take refuge with him, but can urge him to perform the good work of protecting institutions and practitioners of the Dharma.