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List of Gods   : "Bodhisattva"

NameOriginDescription
Goddess name "AVALOKITESVARA (merciful lord)" Buddhist / India Bodhisattva or buddhadesignate. One of the most important deities of the Mahayana sect of Buddhism. In Lamaism he is the tutelary god of Tibet. He equates with VIS NU in Hinduism and bears links with PADMAPANI. In cosmic mythology he is a creator deity. Color: white or red. Attributes: blue lotus, image of Amitabha (topmost pyramidal head), lotus, rosary, sword and water jar. NOTE: in Chinese Buddhism he is represented by the goddess Kuan-Tin, and in Japanese by KWANNON....
"Akasagarbha" Buddhist / India Bodhisattva one of the eight great bodhisattvas. His name can be translated as "boundless space treasury" or "void store" as his wisdom is said to be boundless as space itself. He is sometimes known as the twin brother of the "earth store" bodhisattva Ksitigarbha. In Japan he is known as Kokuzo. Buddhist / India
Spirit name "Akasagarbha (essence of tbe sky)" Buddhist / Mahayana / / Lamaist / Tibet Astral god. One of the BODHISATTVAS or spiritual meditation buddhas. He lives in the “womb of the sky.” Color: green. Attributes: Book, jewel, lotus and Sun disc. Also Khagarbha. In Japanese Buddhism this deity becomes the god Kokuzo....
"Amitabha" Buddhist / India A celestial buddha described in the scriptures of the Mahayana school of Buddhism. According to these scriptures, Amitabha possesses infinite merits resulting from good deeds over countless past lives as a bodhisattva named Dharmakara. Buddhist / India
Deities name "Arapacana" Buddhist God. A BODHISATTVA or spiritual meditation buddha. Originally a DHARANI of MANJUSRI who became deified. Accompanied by four minor deities. Also a collective name for the five buddhas. Color: yellow or red. Attributes: standing wearing a monkish garment and carrying Book and sword....
Goddess name "Bhrkuti-Tara (she who frowns)" Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Mother goddess. In Lamaism particularly, a cruel form of TARA, the mother of the BUDDHA. The so-called “yellow Tara.” An emanation of AMITABHA. Also identified as a female BODHISATTVA or buddha-designate. Color: yellow. Attribute: image of Amitabha, lotus, rosary, staff, trident and water jar. Threeeyed. Also JANGULI and VAJRATARA....
"Bhumi" India The ten stages a Bodhisattva advances through in the path to become a Buddha. India
Deities name "Bhumi (the earth on which all things are formed)" Buddhist / Varyana Collective name for a group of deities. Twelve personifications of the spiritual spheres through which a BODHISATTVA or buddha-designate passes in his quest for perfection of knowledge. Common attribute: a staff....
"Bodhisattva (one whose essence is perfect knowledge)" Buddhist / northern India, Tibet, China / Japan Generic title for a buddha-designate. Any one of the earlier stages of a future buddha. Depicted wearing regal dress and trappings, including a crown. The most significant include AVALOKITESVARA, MAITREYA and MANJUSRI....
Goddess name "Cunda" Buddhist / eastern Bengal / Tibet Goddess. An emanation of Vajrasattva or Vairocana. A female BODHISATTVA or buddha-designate. Also seen separately as a deification of literature, one of a group of twelve DHARANIS. She may stand upon a man. Color: white or green. Very large variety of attributes. Also Aryacunda....
"Da-Shi-Zhi" Buddhist / China One of Amitabha Buddha's two great female Bodhisattva companions in the Pure Land. Buddhist / China
"Da-Shi-Zhi Buddhism" China A female Bodhisattva
God name "Gaganaganja (treasury of ether)" Buddhist God. One of a group of BODHISATTVAS (buddha-designates). Color: yellow, red or gold. Attributes: blue lotus, Book, jewel, lotus and wishing tree in a vase....
God name "Hevajira" Buddhist / Mahayana God. A BODHISATTVA (buddha-designate) and an emanation of AKSOBHYA. The Tantric form of HERUKA and the Buddhist equivalent of the Hindu god Siva Nataraja. His SAKTI is NAIRAMATA or VAJRAVARAHI and he may appear dominating the four MARAS (the Hindu gods BRAHMA, VISNU, SIVA and INDRA). Color: blue. Attributes: bell, bow, hook, image of Aksobhya on crown, jewel, lotus, prayer wheel, wine glass. He holds a skull in each hand and an assortment of other weapons. Threeor eightheaded, from two to sixteen arms and two or four legs; three-eyed....
"Ilkwang" Korea The Bodhisattva of Sunlight. Korea
God name "Jalinprabha (light of the sun)" Buddhist God. A BODHISATTVA or buddhadesignate. Color: red. Attributes: staff, Sun disc and sword. Also Suryaprabha....
Deity name "Jambhala" Buddhist Embodies the Wealth deity aspect of all the Buddhas and bodhisattvas of past, present and future, and grants longevity and prosperity in daily life. Buddhist
"Ksitigarbha" Buddhist / Mahayana 'Earth-Womb'. "Name of a Bodhisattva who saves suffering beings in the hell" he aspires to deliver sentient beings wandering astray in the five(or six) paths of mundane existence. Buddhist / Mahayana
Goddess name "Ksitigarbha (womb of the earth)" Buddhist / Mahayana Goddess. Known exten sively from northern India to China and Japan. One of the group of female BODHISATTVAS or buddha designates. Color: yellow or green. Attrib utes: Book, bowl, jewel, staff and water jar. In China she is recognized as an underworld deity, Di zang. In Japan she becomes a guardian deity of passage, Jizo....
Goddess name "Mahamayuri (great daughter of the peacock)" Buddhist / Mahayana Goddess. An extremely popular deity and an emanation of AMOGHASIDDHI. A female BODHISATTVA or buddha-designate. Also one of a group of five MAHARAKSAS (protectresses) who are thought to be personifications of amulets or mantras. Color: green, red or yellow. Attributes: alms bowl, arrow, banner, bow, fly whisk, image of Amoghasiddhi on crown, jewel, mendicant, peacock feather, prayer wheel, sword and water jar. Three-eyed and may occasionally appear three or four-headed....
Goddess name "Mamaki (greedy)" Buddhist Goddess. The SAKTI of RATNASAMBHAVA or AKSOBHYA. Also a BODHISATTVA or future buddha, originating from the blue mantra MAM. Color: yellow or blue. Attributes: cup, flowers, jewel, knife and staff....
"Manjughosa" Buddhist Speaks from the depths of Enlightened awareness and transforms wrong views into Wisdom. A Buddhist Bodhisattva
"Manjusri" Buddhist The bodhisattva of keen awareness. Buddhist
Goddess name "Marici (shining)" Buddhist / Mahayana (1) Astral goddess. An emanation of VAIROCANA and also his female aspect or SAKTI. She is further identified as a buddha-designate or BODHISATTVA. She may also be the mother of SAKYAMUNI (a form of the BUDDHA). Considered by some to be the equal of the Hindu SURYA. She may be depicted in a three-headed form (as the Sakti of HAYAGRIVA), in which case her left head is that of a pig. She rides in a chariot drawn by seven boars. Color: red, yellow or white. Attributes: arrow, bow, fly whisk, horse's head image in the hair, needle, prayer wheel, staff, sword, thread and trident. Three-eyed.(2) Demiurge. Hindu. A product of the creator god BRAHMA....
God name "Mi-Lo Fo" Chinese Buddhist God. The local name given to the BODHISATTVA MAITREYA. Like the Indian model he is represented as a rubicund figure. Attributes include roses and a purse....
God name "Natha" Buddhist / Sri Lanka Tutelary god. One of four local emanations of the BODHISATTVA AVALOKITESVARA....
God name "Padmapani (with lotus in hand)" Buddhist God. A BODHISATTVA or buddhadesignate, and a distinct form of AVALOKITESVARA. Color: white or red. Attributes: Book, image of Amitabha on the crown, knot of hair, lotus, rosary, trident and waterjar. Three-eyed....
"Pandara" Buddhist The Shakti of Amitabha, and a feminine bodhisattva. Buddhist
Goddess name "Pandara" Buddhist Goddess. The SAKTI of AMITABHA and a female BODHISATTVA or buddha-designate. She originates from the Tantric syllable PAM. Color: rose. Attributes: blue lotus, cup, knife and prayer wheel....
Goddess name "Parna-Savari (dressed in leaves)" Buddhist / Mahayana Goddess. An emanation of AKSOBHYA and BODHISATTVA or buddha-designate. Also one of a group of DHARANIS (deifications of literature). She is particularly recognized in the northwest of India. Her vehicle is GANESA surmounting obstacles. Color: yellow or green. Attributes: arrow, ax, bow, flower, noose, peacock feather, skin and staff. She is depicted as having three eyes and three heads....
"Prabhapala" Buddhist protector of light. In Buddhism, the name of a bodhisattva.
God name "Pratibhanakuta (excellent intelligence)" Buddhist God. A BODHISATTVA or buddhadesignate. Color: yellow or red. Attribute: sword on lotus....
Goddess name "Puspa" Tibet Goddess of flowers and the natural environment as well as the Bodhisattva of vision and sight. Tibet
"Quan Yin" Asian The bodhisattva of compassion as venerated by East Asian Buddhists.
God name "Raktalokesvara" Buddhist God. A variety of the BODHISATTVA AVALOKITESVARA. he is generally depicted sitting beneath an asoka tree with red blossoms and is popularly known as the “Red Lord.” His attributes include a hook, bow, red lotus flower, arrow and noose....
"Sadaksari" Buddhist The tantric form of the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara. Buddhist
"Sagaramati" Buddhist The Bodhisattva whose Mind is like the Ocean. Buddhist
God name "Sagaramati (mind of the ocean)" Buddhist God. A BODHISATTVA or buddhadesignate. Color: white. Attributes: conch, and sword with staff....
Goddess name "Sitapatra (with a white umbrella)" Buddhist / Mahayana Goddess. An emanation of VAIROCANA and a female BODHISATTVA or buddhadesignate. Color: white. Attributes: arrow, bow, hook, noose, parasol, prayer wheel and white staff. Sometimes three-eyed and three-headed....
God name "Surarigama (bright colored)" Buddhist / Mahayana God. A BODHISATTVA or buddha-designate. Color: white. Attribute: sword....
Goddess name "Usnisavijaya (victorious)" Buddhist / Mahayana Primordial goddess. Form of VAIROCANA, widely worshiped in Tibet. Regarded as a female BODHISATTVA or buddbadesignate, and a dikpala or guardian of the zenith direction. Also a deification of literature. One of a group of DHARANIS. Color: white. Attributes: arrow, bow, image of the BUDDHA on a lotus leaf, jewel, noose, prayer wheel, staff and waterjar. Three-eyed, three-headed and with eight arms....
God name "Vajragarbha (substance of a thunderbolt)" Buddhist / Vajrayana God. A BODHISATTVA or buddha-designate. Color: blue. Attributes: blue lotus, Book and staff....
God name "Vasudhara" Buddhist The Buddhist bodhisattva of abundance and fertility. She is considered to be the consort of Kuvera, the god of wealth.
Goddess name "Vasudhara" Buddhist Goddess. A female bodhisattva or buddha-designate who is the Sakti of Vajrasattva and a form of AKSOBHYA or RATNASAMBHAVA. Color: yellow. Attributes: Book, ear of rice, images of Aksobhya and Ratnasambhava on the crown, parasol, pearl and waterjar with jewels....
God name "Vidyapati-Lokesvara" Buddhist God. A variety of the BODHISATTVA AVALOKITESVARA. Depicted resting on a lotus, his attributes include a fly-whisk....