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NameOriginDescription
Spirit name "AKSOBHYA (imperturbable)" Buddhist / India The second dbyani buddba or meditation buddha. One of five mystic spiritual counterparts of a human buddha in Vajrayana Buddhism. Emanations include HERUKA, MANJUSRI, VAJRAPANI and a large number of minor names. See also AMITABHA, AMOGHASIDDHI, RATNASAMBHAVA and VAIROCANA....
Spirit name "AMITABHA" Buddhist / India The fourth dhyani buddha or meditation buddha. One of five mystic spiritual counterparts of a human buddha in Vajrayana Buddhism. Color: red. Attributes: lock of hair, lotus, monk's robe and water jar. Amitabha is also taken as a tutelary god in Lamaism [Tibet] in which case his attributes include bell, jewel and three monkish robes. Emanations include PADMAPANI, MANJUSRI and many other minor names. See also AKSOBHYA, AMOGHASIDDHI, RATNASAMBHAVA and VAIROCANA....
Spirit name "AMOGHASIDDHI" Buddhist / India The fifth dhyanibuddha or meditation buddha. One of five mystic spiritual counterparts of a human buddha in Vajrayana Buddhism. Color: green. Attributes: staff and sometimes seven-headed snake. Amoghasiddhi is also taken as a tutelary deity in Lamaism [Tibet] in which case his attributes include bell, three monkish robes and prayer wheel. Emanations include Visvapani and many other minor names. See also AKSOBHYA, AMITABHA, RATNASAMBHAVA and VAIROCANA....
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....
God name "Abhijnaraja" Buddhist / Tibet A physician god. He is accounted among a series of Medicine buddhas and typically depicted with stretched earlobes, and color is red. Buddhist / Tibet
God name "Abhijnaraja" Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Physician god. Accounted among a series of SMAN-BLA (medicine buddhas). Typically depicted with stretched earlobes. Color: red....
King name "Acala aka Achala" Buddhist / India Acala, is the best known of the Five Wisdom kings of the Womb Realm. Acala means "The Immovable One" in Sanskrit. Acala is also the name of the eighth of the ten stages of the path to buddhahood. Acala is the destroyer of delusion and the protector of Buddhism. Buddhist / India
"Adibuddha" Buddhist Primeval Buddha Buddhist
"Adibuddha" Buddhist The primeval buddha, is believed to be the primordial cosmic force from which the five dhyanibuddhas arose. This is the embodiment of the concept of emptiness.
Deities name "Adibuddha (the primeval buddha)" Buddhist The original BUDDHA. The primordial force in the cosmos from whom the five DHYANIBUDDHAS arose. The embodiment of the concept of emptiness. He is considered by some authorities to be identical with Vaharaja and Vajrasattva. His image, sitting on a lotus leaf, is often carried by other Buddhist deities. Epithets include Svabhava (self-creating), Svayambhu (self-enlightened)....
Goddess name "Ajaya (invincible)" Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. An attendant of BUDDHAKAPALA....
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....
"Aksobhya" Buddhist 'immovable' or 'imperturbable' - is the name given to a Buddha who is said to reside in the eastern Paradise of Abhirati. Buddhist
"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
God name "Amithba" Buddhist / India The boddhisattva of 'infinite light'. Amithba represents the primordial, self-existent Buddha. This god was born from a lotus and ceaselessly stretches out aid to the weak and faltering. Amithba became a popular way of salvation for many Buddhists because he was the archetype of compassion, gentle and easygoing.
"Amogahasiddhi" Buddhist The fifth meditation Buddha
Spirit name "Amoghasiddhi" Buddhist Fifth meditation Buddha. He is one of five mystic spiritual counterparts of the human buddha in Vajrayana Buddhism; a product of Adibuddha who represents the branch of the cosmos concerned with consciousness. Buddhist
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....
God name "Asokottamasri (the great beauty of Asoka)" Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Physician god. Accounted among one of a series of Medicine buddhas or SMAN-BLA in Lamaism. Typically depicted with stretched earlobes. Color: red....
God name "BUDDHA" Buddhist / India The founder of Buddhism. The deity is regarded as having been an historical figure, born at Kapilavastu near Gorakhpur. He died at Kusinagara in circa 486 BC. His father was SUDDHODANA of the Sakya clan, his mother was MAYA and his wife YASODHARA. Buddha is, in certain respects, the equal of the Hindu god VIS NU. H...
"Bhaisajyaguru" Buddhist Medicine Buddha Buddhist / Tibet
God name "Bhaisajyaguru (supreme physician)" Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Physician god. Accounted among one of a series of Medicine buddhas known as a SMAN-BLA in Tibet. In Lamaism he is the fifth in a series of manusibud dhas. Typically depicted with stretched earlobes and a row of small curls fringing the forehead. Color: blue or gold. Attributes: fruit, sometimes with a bowl....
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....
King name "Binzuru-Sonja" Japan One of the pupils of Buddha, the first of the sixteen Rakan. Rakan with grey hair and long eyebrows. Originally he was a retainer of the king, Uuten. He became a priest and attained miracle power by performing Arakan's vow. It is said that he was praised by Shaka for he used the miracle power for the world and that he didn't enter Nirvana and made efforts cultivating ordinary people. He was worshipped on the above in Theravada Buddhism, however, many are worshipped in restaurants in China. He is enshrined in front of a temple in Japan. It is believed that stroking him eliminates distresses. Japan
"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....
"Buddha" India He was deified after his death
Goddess name "Buddhaalocana" Buddhist Goddess and female Buddha Buddhist / Shingon
Goddess name "Buddhabodhiprabhavasita" Buddhist Born to be Englightened. Minor goddess Buddhist
Goddess name "Buddhabodhiprabhavasita (control of the light of the knowledge of the Buddha)" Buddhist Minor goddess. One of a group of twelve VASITAS personifying the disciplines of spiritual regeneration. Color: yellow. Attributes: prayer wheel on a jeweled banner....
"Buddhakapala" Buddhist / Mahayana (Buddha's skullcap) A significant emanation of AKSOBHYA. Alternatively a form of HERUKA. His SAKTI is CITRASENA. Color: blue-black. Attributes: club, cup, drum, image of Aksobhya and knife.
Goddess name "Buddhalocana (Buddha's eye)" Buddhist / Shingon Goddess. A female buddha (see LOCANA)....
Goddess name "Citrasena (having a bright spear)" Buddhist / Mahayana Goddess. The SAKTI of BUDDHAKAPALA....
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
God name "Dharmakirtisagaraghosa (sound of the ocean of the glory of the law)" Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Physician god. Accounted among one of a series of Medicine buddhas known as a SMAN-BLA in Lamaism. Typically depicted with stretched earlobes. Color: red....
"Dhyani" Buddhas Five meditating Buddhas who came from the primeval Buddha Buddhist
Spirit name "Dhyanibuddha" Buddhist Generic name for a spiritual or meditation Buddha Buddhist
Spirit name "Dhyanibuddha" Buddhist / Vajrayana General name of a spiritual or meditation buddha. An emanation of the ADIBUDDHA and generally regarded as one of a group of five representing the cosmic elements. The mystic counterpart of a human buddha. When the five are represented as a group, their common attribute is a staff on a lotus....
"Dipamkara" Buddhist Proceeded the Buddha in east Asia Buddhist
Deity name "Dipankara" Buddhas deity who is one of the minor group of Buddhas Buddhist / Tibet
Deity name "Dipankara (light causer)" Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet deity. One of a minor group of buddhas. Color: yellow. Attributes: none in particular....
Goddess name "Durjata" Buddhist Minor goddess who waits on the god Buddhakapala Buddhist / Mahayana
Goddess name "Durjaya (unconquerable)" Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. An attendant of the god BUDDHAKAPALA....
"Fo" China Name for Buddha China
God name "Ghantaaani (bell in hand)" Buddhist / Mahayana God. One of the group of dhyanibodhisattva (meditation BUDDHAS). An emanation of Vajrasattva. Color: white. Attribute: a bell....
"Gia tri luc" Buddhist Magical power of determination that Buddha confers on all who seek it and upholds it.
"Grateful" Buddhist Commemoration Stanza to Sakyamuni Buddha. Buddhist
Goddess name "Harti" Japan / China demoness whom Buddha converted to a goddess who protects children instead of eating them. Japan / China
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
Goddess name "Kamini (loving woman)" Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. An attendant of BUDDHAKAPALA....
Goddess name "Kapalini (carrying a cup)" Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. An attendant of BUDDHAKAPALA....
Goddess name "Karini" Buddhist / Mahayana Inferior goddess. An attendant of BUDDHAKAPALA....
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....
King name "Kulika" Buddhist According to Buddhist legend, the first notable king of Shambhala, king Suchandra was the one who requested teaching from the Buddha that would allow him to practice the dharma without renouncing his worldy enjoyments and responsibilities.
God name "Laughing Buddha" China Popular Buddhist deity; god of happiness and wealth. China
Goddess name "Locana (the eye)" Buddhist / Mahayana Goddess. The SAKTI of a DHYANIBUDDHA (spiritual meditation buddha), generally AKSOBHYA or VAIROCANA. Color: blue or white. Attributes: cup, prayer wheel and lotus with one or more staves. Also BUDDHALOCANA....
Deities name "Lokesvara (lord of the world)" Buddhist Generic name for a group of deities. These are thought to be a syncretization of Hindu and Buddhist deities and include such gods as SIVA, V IS'NU and others which have come to be defined as forms of a primeval buddha or DHYANIBUDDHA. The lokesvara are usually repre sented by a small figure, identified as ADIBUD DHA or AMITABHA, which rests on the head of the main statue. Also a group name for the many forms of the Buddhist deity AVALOKITESVARA....
God name "Mahakapi" Buddhist God and epitaph of the Buddha in a previous incarnation when he was an ape Buddhist
God name "Mahakapi (great ape)" Buddhist God. Epithet of the BUDDHA in a previous incarnation, appearing as an ape....
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....
God name "Mahaparinirvanamurti" Buddhist God. The depiction of the BUDDHA lying in nirvana (paradise)....
Goddess name "Mahayasa (most glorious)" Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. An attendant of BUDDHAKAPALA....
Goddess name "Mahodadhi (the great ocean)" Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. An attendant of BUDDHAKAPALA....
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....
Deities name "Mara (the destroyer)" Buddhist (1) God. An evil deity who puts obstacles in the way of the BUDDHA. The equal of the Hindu god Kama. In Buddhist tradition, the Hindu gods INDRA, BRAHMA, VIS NU and S IVA are maras who become vanquished by various Buddhist deities. Attributes: fish standard.(2) God. Hindu. An epithet of KAMA(DEVA)....
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....
Goddess name "Maya(devi)" Buddhist Mother goddess. The mother of the BUDDHA perceived as the world lotus or PADMA from which the Buddha was born. She equates with the Hindu goddess LAKSMI. The term is also applied to the personification of the visible universe and, in Hinduism, as an epithet of the goddess DURGA....
"Mi lo Fo" China Coming Buddha China
"Mucalinda" Buddhist The snake-like being who protected the Buddha from the elements before his enlightenment. Buddhist
God name "Mucalinda" Buddhist Tutelary god. The guardian of a lake near Bodh Gaya. He is identified as a king of the nagas or snake gods and is said to have protected the BUDDHA from a storm by coiling around him....
"Naradatta" India Dwelling on Mount Himavat, remembering the wholesome words of his maternal uncle, came to the Sugata with his disciples, and the holy one admitted them all into the order of the Gina; then a woman named Sakti, and another named Kamala, pre-eminent in Brahmanical power, came to the Sugata and fell down at his feet, and then standing before him they were received by the saint, and made happy with the staff and begging-bowl. The Buddha-karita
"Nio" Buddhist Wrath-filled and muscular guardian of the Buddha, standing today at the entrance of many Buddhist temples in Japan and Korea under the appearance of frightening wrestler-like statues.
Goddess name "Ostaraki (covering)" Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. An attendant of BUDDHAKAPALA....
God name "Padmapani" Buddhist God, a Buddha designate Buddhist
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....
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....
"Pratibhanakuta" Buddhist Pinnacle of Eloquence and one the names of the 1000 Buddhas from the Blessed Age. Buddhist
God name "Pratibhanakuta (excellent intelligence)" Buddhist God. A BODHISATTVA or buddhadesignate. Color: yellow or red. Attribute: sword on lotus....
Goddess name "Priyadarsana (pleasant to the eye)" Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. An attendant of BUDDHAKAPALA....
God name "Ratnapani (with a jewel in the hand)" Buddhist God. A form of RATNASAMBHAVA and also a dhyanibodhisattva or meditation BUDDHA. Color: yellow or green. Attributes: a jewel and the moon disc....
Goddess name "Rupini" Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. An attendant of BUDDHAKAPALA....
God name "Sagaramati (mind of the ocean)" Buddhist God. A BODHISATTVA or buddhadesignate. Color: white. Attributes: conch, and sword with staff....
"Sakyamuni" Buddhas Remembering such grace of Sakyamuni Buddha makes our tears flow!
God name "Sakyamuni (the sage of the Sakyas)" Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet God. The historical BUDDHA, known mainly from Tibet. He stands upon a lotus. Color: golden. Attribute: a bowl....
"Samantabhadra" Buddhas The Lord of the Truth in Buddhism, who represents the practice and meditation of all Buddhas.
Spirit name "Samantabhadra (all-good)" Buddhist God. A form of VAIROCANA and a dhyanibodhisattva (spiritual meditation buddha). He sits on a throne carried by a white elephant. Color: blue, green or white. Attributes: bell, cup, jewel, lotus with prayer wheel or sword. In Tibet he is also known as Kun-tu-bzan-po.See also BO HSIAN....
God name "Sarvabuddhadharma-Kosavati (with the virtues of all the buddhas)" Buddhist God of literature. The deification of texts. One of a group of DHARANIS. Color: yellow. Attributes: basket of jewels and staff....
Spirit name "Sarvanaranaviskambhin" Buddhist God, a spiritual meditation buddha Buddhist
Spirit name "Sarvanivaranaviskambhin (remover of stain)" Buddhist / Mahayana God. A dhyaniboddhisattva or spiritual meditation buddha. Color: white. Attributes: Book, jewel, moon disc, sword and staff....
Spirit name "Sarvapayanjaha (remover of miseries)" Buddhist / Mahayana God. A dhyaniboddhisattva or spiritual mediation buddha. Color: white. Attribute: hook in two hands....
Spirit name "Sarvasokatamonirghatamati (destroyer of sorrow)" Buddhist God. A dhyanibodhisattva or spiritual meditation buddha....
Spirit name "Sarvasokatamonirghatmatiage" Buddhist God, another spiritual meditation buddha Buddhist
Spirit name "Savpayanjiha" Buddhist God, a spiritual meditation buddha Buddhist
"Shakya-thub-pa" Tibet Sakya the mighty one: a name of Gautama Buddha in Tibet
God name "Sikhin" Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Physician god. Accounted among one of a series of Medicine buddhas or SMAN-BLA. Typically depicted with stretched earlobes. Color: yellowish red. NOTE: the term also defines the symbolic use of fire....
God name "Sinhanada (lion's roar)" Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Physician god. A variety of AVALOKITESVARA. Typically depicted with stretched earlobes and attended by a lion. Color: white. Attributes: cup, fly whisk, image of the AMITABHA on the crown, lotus, moon disc, rosary, skin, snake, sword and trident. Three-eyed. Also accounted among one of a series of Medicine buddhas or SMAN-BLA....
Goddess name "Sitapata" Buddhist Goddess / Buddha designate Buddhist
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....
"Sman-Bla" Buddhist The twelve heavenly generals who guard the Buddha of Medicine. Buddhist
Planet name "Soma" Hindu The moon, born from the eyes of Atri, son of Brahma; made the sovereign of plants and planets. Soma ran away with Tara (Star), wife of Vrihaspata, preceptor of the gods, and Buddha was their offspring. Hindu
Goddess name "Subhaga" Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. An attendant of BUDDHAKAPALA....
Goddess name "Subhamekhala (with a marvellous girdle)" Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. An attendant of BUDDHAKAPALA....
"Suddhodana" Buddhist Primordial data who was the father of Buddha's line Buddhist
God name "Suddhodana (having pure rice)" Buddhist Primordial god. The father of the BUDDHA. The deified king of the Sakya tribe from which the Buddha descended; his consort is MAYADEVI....
Goddess name "Sukla-Tara" Buddhist / Mayhayana A goddess an emanation of all the meditation Buddhas
Goddess name "Sumalini (well-garlanded)" Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. An attendant of BUDDHAKAPALA....
God name "Suparikirtitariamasri (lord with a celebrated name)" Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Physician god. Accounted among a series of Medicine buddhas or SMAN-BLA. Typically depicted with stretched earlobes. Color: yellow....
Goddess name "Suraksirii" Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. An attendant of BUDDHAKAPALA....
"Surangama" India If we are able to transform a substance, then we are equal to that of the Buddha. India
God name "Surarigama (bright colored)" Buddhist / Mahayana God. A BODHISATTVA or buddha-designate. Color: white. Attribute: sword....
Goddess name "Suridara (charming)" Hindu / Puranic (1) Goddess. A prosperous aspect of the god SIVA. 2 Minor goddess. Buddhist (Mahayana). An attendant of BUDDHAKAPALA....
God name "Survarriabhadravimalaratriaprabhasa (the bright, pure jewel splendor)" Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Physician god. Accounted as one of a series of Medicine buddhas or SMAN-BLA. Typically depicted with stretched earlobes. Color: yellowish white....
Goddess name "Tara" Buddhist / Mayhayana / Vajrayana A goddess, the epitaph of the mother of the Buddha[Maya]
Goddess name "Tara (power of hunger)" Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic (1) Goddess. May originally have had astral connotations, since the word can be interpreted as “star.” One of a group of MAHAVIDYAS personifying the SAKTI of SI IVA. She may also be the consort of CANDRA (SOMA). Aspects include Krodharatri. Attributes: knife, skin, skull, snakes and sword. Three-eyed.(2) Goddess. Buddhist (Mahayana and Vajrayana). An epithet of the mother of the BUDDHA, Maya. Also one of a series of female deities, the DHYANIBUDDHASAKTI considered to be aspects of the Sakti of AVALOKITESVARA or of AMOGASHIDDHI. She may also be the Sakti of ADIBIDDHA and of the various DHYANIBUDDHAS, in which case she is characterized by their colors. These Taras thus become “White Tara” and so on.See also BHRKUTI, EKAJATA, KURUKULLA, SITATARA and SYAMATARA. In Tibetan Buddhism she is known as sGrol-ma....
God name "Upulvan (like the blue lotus)" Singhalese / Sri Lanka Local god. The most senior of the four great gods of the Singhalese pantheon. Identified with VIS NU, according to one tradition his specific task was to protect the culture of Sri Lanka from Buddhism. Conversely he stood by Gautama BUDDHA against the Hindu MARA....
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....
Spirit name "Vagisvara (lord of speech)" Buddhist God of speech. The tutelary deity of Nepal. An emanation of all DHYANIBUDDHAS (spiritual meditation buddhas) and a variety of MANJUSRI. Accompanied by a lion or seated upon a lion throne. Attribute: blue lotus....
"Vairocana" Buddhist A Buddha who is the embodiment of Dharmakaya and the universal aspect of the historical Gautama Buddha. In the conception of the Five Wisdom Buddhas, Vairocana is at the center. Buddhist
"Vairocana/ Buddhaheruka" Buddhist The First & oldest meditation Buddha
"Vajradhara" Buddhist The ultimate Primordial Buddha, or Adi Buddha, according to the cosmology of Tibetan Buddhism.
"Vajradhara" Buddhist The ultimate Primordial Buddha. Buddhist
God name "Vajradhara" Buddhist God. An epithet of the ADIBUDDHA but also an allegory for the highest buddha. Known particularly from Nepal and Tibet. His SAKTI is PRAJNAPARAMITA. Attributes: cup, hook, noose, regal ornaments and staff. Three-headed....
God name "Vajragarbha (substance of a thunderbolt)" Buddhist / Vajrayana God. A BODHISATTVA or buddha-designate. Color: blue. Attributes: blue lotus, Book and staff....
"Vasudhara" Buddhist A female Buddha designate
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....
Goddess name "Vidyujjvalakarili (tongues of fire)" Buddhist Goddess. A twelve-headed form of Akajata who is said to have been formed in the BUDDHA's sweat. She is often depicted trampling the four Hindu deities BRAHMA, INDRA, SIVA and VISNU. Color: blue or black. Attributes: many and varied....
Goddess name "Vikalaratri (twilight night)" Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. An attendant of BUDDHAKAPALA....
"Yao-Shih Fwo" China The Buddha of Medicine of the Master of Healing. China
Goddess name "Yasodhara (preserving glory)" Buddhist Goddess. The daughter of Dandapani and the consort of the BUDDHA before he attained his full status....