As all rituals failed, the 5th Dalai Lama soon realised that Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was indeed not a spirit and had actually manifested as a Dharma Protector – Dorje Shugden. The Dalai Lama proceed to compose a praise in recognition of his awakened qualities. With this recognition by the Great Fifth, the calamities, dying of livestock, hail, earthquakes and all terrible things ceased. Everything flourished in the land once again and peace was restored.
No one can compete with him! He is the one called Dorje Shugden Tsel, The Mighty One Endowed With Vajra Strength!
~ Nechung, during an official proclamation
This was how he was given the name Dorje Shugden. The 5th Dalai Lama subsequently ordered a temple of Dorje Shugden to be built in Lhasa. It was named Trode Khangsar and still stands there to this day as a popular pilgrimage site.
The Dalai Lama even made a statue of Dorje Shugden with his own hands, which he offered to Phelgyeling Monastery along with the practice. This statue can still be seen in Phelgyeling Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal, where the monks have relocated since the 1950s.
A high Chinese minister named Amban Che Trungtang was resident in Lhasa. He heard of the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Trode Khangsar and sought prophecies for some important questions he wrote in Chinese. He came to the temple and burned the questions in front of the image of Dorje Shugden and demanded clear answers.
Right the next day, Dorje Shugden took trance in the oracle and gave precise answers that delighted the Chinese official with conviction. He reported it to the reigning Chinese Emperor Daoguang.
Consequently, imperial representative of the Chinese emperor Daoguang, the 11th Dalai Lama Kedrub Gyatso, his regent, patrons and many High Lamas presented a Pandit hat to Dorje Shugden in an elaborate ceremony at Trode Khangsar. In that way, the esteemed guests all praised and enthroned Gyalchen Dorje Shugden as principal protector of the Yellow Hat Teachings.
Moreover, the practice of Dorje Shugden has grown all over the world and is now being followed by tens of thousands of practitioners in both the East and the West. Having arisen as a Dharma Protector specifically for this time, Dorje Shugden is bringing great protection, resources and help to practitioners everywhere and helping the Dharma to spread in all directions.
Some of the world’s largest Buddhist organizations, such as the NKT and FPMT centers, are or have been under the guidance of Lamas who were well-known Dorje Shugden practitioners.