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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....
Goddess name "Abhimukhi (friendly disposed)" Buddhist / Vajrayana Minor goddess. One of twelve deified BHUMIS recognized as different spiritual spheres through which a disciple passes. Color: yellow. Attributes: Book and staff....
Goddess name "Acala (immovable)" Buddhist / Vajrayana (1) Minor goddess. One of twelve deified BHUMIS recognized as different spiritual spheres through which a disciple passes. Color: white. Attributes: staff on a lotus.(2) Tutelary god. Buddhist (Mahayana). Also a dikpala or guardian of the northeastern quarter. Color: blue. Attributes: jewel, lotus, staff and sword....
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
Goddess name "Adhimukticarya" Buddhist Minor goddess and deified Bhumis Buddhist / Vajrayana
Goddess name "Adhimukticarya" Buddhist / Vajrayana Minor goddess. One of twelve deified BHUMIS recognized as different spiritual spheres through which a disciple passes. Color: red. Attributes: red lotus and staff....
Goddess name "Adhimuktivasita (control of confidence)" Buddhist Minor goddess. One of a group of twelve VASITAS or goddesses personifying the disciplines of spiritual regeneration. Color: white. Attribute: flower bud....
"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)....
"Adidharma" Buddhist the primeval law Buddhist / Lamaist
Goddess name "Adidharma (the primeval law)" Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Primordial goddess. Particularly worshiped in Lamaism, she is the SAKTI of ADIBUDDHA. Attributes: cup and knife....
Goddess name "Ajaya" Buddhist Minor goddess Buddhist / Mahayana
Goddess name "Ajaya (invincible)" Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. An attendant of BUDDHAKAPALA....
"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....
"Aksayajnana-Karmanda" Buddhist 1 of the 12 Dharnis & the deification of literature
"Aksayajnana-Karmanda (undecaying knowledge of Karma)" Buddhist Deification of literature. One of a group of twelve DHARANIS. Color: red. Attributes: basket with jewels, and staff....
"Aksobhya" Buddhist 'immovable' or 'imperturbable' - is the name given to a Buddha who is said to reside in the eastern Paradise of Abhirati. Buddhist
Deity name "Amida" Buddhist / Japan A primordial deity
Deity name "Amida" Buddhist / Japanese Primordial deity. The Japanese equivalent of AMITABHA recognized from the eleventh and twelfth centuries AD....
"Amida-Nyorai" Buddhist / Japan Presides over the Pure Land of the Western Paradise, the Japanese people turned to him at their moment of death. Buddhist / Japan
"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
"Amoghapasa" Buddhist Brings believers hope and tranquility. Amoghapasa has four pairs of arms. One pair is held with palms together in a prayerful attitude. Some are raised, others are held slightly away from the body. The hands may be in symbolic positions called mudra or may hold symbolic articles like a lotus blossom, symbol of compassion; a monk's staff; a whisk representing the brushing away of earthly cares; and the lasso. Buddhist
God name "Amoghapasa" Buddhist God. A variety of AVALOKITESVARA, depicted with one head and six, eight or twenty hands. Attributes: arrow, bell, lotus, noose, prayer wheel, rosary, staff and tiger skin....
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
"Anantamukhi" Buddhist 1 of the 12 Dharnis
"Anantamukhi (with the face of Ananta)" Buddhist Deification of literature. One of a group of twelve DHARANIS. Color: green. Attributes: staff and water jar with treasure....
Goddess name "Aparajita" Buddhist Minor god / goddess Buddhist / Mahayana
Goddess name "Aparajita" Buddhist / Mahayana A minor god / goddess
Goddess name "Aparajita (unconquered)" Hindu / Puranic (1) God. One of the eleven EKADASARUDRAS or forms of RUDRA. Attributes: bell, bowl, club, drum, hook, lance, lotus, prayer wheel, rod, rosary, shield, sword and trident.(2) Minor god. Buddhist (Mahayana). (3) Goddess. Hindu (Puranic). Form of DURGA. Her attendant animal is a lion. Attributes: arrow, shield, snake and sword. 4. Goddess. Buddhist (Mahayana). She stands or treads on the god GANESA. Color: yellow. Attributes: bell, hook, image of RATNASAMBHAVA, noose and staff....
God name "Arapacana" Buddhist God. 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....
Goddess name "Arcismati (brilliant)" Buddhist / Vajrayana Minor goddess. One of several deified BHUMIS recognized as different spiritual spheres through which a disciple passes. Color: green. Attributes: blue lotus and staff....
Goddess name "Arthapratisamvit" Buddhist Goddess of logical analysis. Buddhist
Goddess name "Arthapratisamvit" Buddhist / Vajrayana Goddess of logical analysis. One of a group of four. Color: green. Attributes: jewel and noose....
Goddess name "Arya-Tara" Buddhist The Noble Liberator Goddess Buddhist
Goddess name "Arya-Tara (the honorable Tara)" Buddhist Goddess. The SAKTI of AMOGHASIDDHI. Her name is often abbreviated to TARA and she originates from the TAM bija or seed. Color: green. Attributes: green lotus and staff. Also VASYA-TARA....
God name "Asokottamasri" Buddhist Physician god Buddhist / Tibet
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....
"Avalokitesvara" Buddhist The Buddhist epitome of mercy and compassion. When Avalokitesvara attained to supreme consciousness, he chose not to pass into nirvana, but vowed to stay behind as the succor of the afflicted. He was filled with compassion, karuna, for the sufferings of the living, which he sought to bring to enlightenment. He was represented as a handsome young man holding a lotus flower in his hand who wore a picture of Amithaba in his hair. His female consort was Tara, also known as Pandaravasini, 'clad in white'.
Goddess name "Ayurvasita" Buddhist Minor goddess, one of twelve vasitas. Buddhist
Goddess name "Ayurvasita (control of life)" Buddhist Minor goddess. One of a group of twelve VASITAS or goddesses personifying the disciplines of spiritual regeneration. Color: whitish red. Attributes: image of Amidabuddha and jewel....
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...
Spirit name "Balaparamita (perfection of strength)" Buddhist Philosophical deity. One of a group of twelve PARAMITAS. spiritual offspring of RATNASAMBHAVA. Color: red. Attributes: Book and banner with jewel....
Deity name "Balaparmita" Buddhist Philosophical deity. Buddhist
God name "Beg-Tse" Buddhist God of war Buddhist / Tibet
God name "Beg-Tse (concealed coat of mail)" Buddhist / Lamaist / Tibet God of war. One of a group of eight DHARMAPALA with terrible appearance and royal attire. Stands with one foot on a horse and one on a man. Color: red. Attrib utes: banner, fire, skin and sword. May appear with three eyes. Also Cam srin....
Goddess name "Benten-San" Shinto / Japan Goddess of luck. One of seven deities classed as gods of fortune and the only goddess in the group. A popular deity with many sanctuaries dedicated to her, she is a patron of music and holds a biwa instrument in her hand. Snakes, believed to stand for jealousy, are often coiled around her statues. Because of this, married couples are reluctant to visit her shrines together. Her priesthood is both Shinto and Buddhist and she is closely linked with the goddess SARASVATI....
"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....
Hero name "Bhima" Buddhist A heroic warrior, son of Kunti by Vayu, but the acknowledged son of Pandu and the second eldest of the Pandava brothers Buddhist
Goddess name "Bhima (terrible)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic (1) warrior god. A prince of the mythical Pandu family and one of the heroes of the Mahabharata epic, Bhima is usually depicted wielding a sword and a club. He is a son of the god of the winds VAYU. He is perceived as a god of immense strength and great cruelty, which separates him from the heroic figure of ARJUNA, his brother, with whom he is linked in the epic. Attribute: a club. Also Bhimasena. 2. Minor goddess. Buddhist (Mahayana). An attendant of BUDDAKEPALA....
King name "Bhrkuti-Tara" Buddhist / Tibet The Nepalese queen of Tibet's first great religious king, songtsen Gambo and credited with the introduction of Buddhism to Tibet and China. In the Lamaeist Tradition, Bhrkuti-Tara is incarnate in all good women. Buddhist / Tibet
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....
Deities name "Bhumi" Buddhist Collective name for a group of deities Buddhist / Vajrayana
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....
Spirit name "Bhutadamara" Buddhist / Mahayana Turmoil of the spirits four-armed God. Buddhist / Mahayana
Goddess name "Bhutadamara (tumult of demons)" Buddhist / Mahayana God. May be depicted reclining on the Hindu goddess APARAJITA. Attributes: snakes in the hair, and staff. Three-eyed....
Demon name "Bi-har" Buddhist / Tibet A Guardian deity that protects against demons
Demon name "Bi-har" Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Guardian deity. One of the guardian maharajas protecting against demons. Attended by a lion. Color: white. Attributes: arrow, bow, knife, staff, sword and trident. Three-eyed....
God name "Bishamon" Japan One of the seven gods of luck and the Buddhist patron of warriors. Japan
Deities name "Bishamon" Shinto / Japan God of luck. One of seven deities concerned with fortune, he appears as a warrior clad in full armor holding a spear in one hand and a toy pagoda, identified as a “tower of treasure” in the other. He has been linked with the Buddhist god Vaisravana (KUBERA)....
God name "Bo Hsian" Taoist / Chinese God. The Taoist counterpart of the Buddhist deity SAMANTABHADRA. Usually depicted upon a white elephant. He is considered to be a god of wisdom....
"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 "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)....
God name "Budha" Hindu / Vedic / Epic / Puranic / Buddhist An astral god
Planet name "Budha (awakening)" Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic (1) Astral god. The personification of the planet Mercury. The son of SOMA (CANDRA) and TARA or ROHINI. Depicted in a chariot drawn by eight horses or lions (sometimes a single lion). Color: yellow. Attributes: bow, club, rosary, shield and sword. Also Candraja and Candrasuta. 2. Astral god. Buddhist. The personification of the planet Mercury. Stands on a lotus. Attributes: bow and arrow....
Goddess name "Camunda" Hindu / Epic / Puranic (1) Goddess. A distinct form of DURGA. The name is said to be a contraction of the names of the demonic beings Camda and Munda killed by her. She is also recognized among the SAPTAMATARA and ASTAMATARA mothers as well as sometimes being regarded as a NAVASAKTI. She stands variously on a lion, an owl and a corpse. Attributes: a large and varied assortment of objects are held. Three-eyed. Also YAMI.(2) Goddess. Buddhist. She stands upon a corpse. Color: red. Attributes: cup and knife....
Goddess name "Candali (outcast woman)" BuddhistLamaist / Tibet Goddess of terrifying appearance. One of a group of eight GAURI goddesses. Color: red or blue. Attributes: flames....
God name "Candarosana" Buddhist / Mahayana God. A form of the god AKSOBHYA. Color: yellow. Attributes: noose, skin and sword....
Goddess name "Candesvari" Buddhist / Mayhayana A minor goddess that stands upon a corpse
Goddess name "Candesvari (fierce lady)" Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. She stands upon a corpse. Color: yellow. Attributes: grass and an antelope....
Planet name "Candra" Hindu / Puranic / Epic / Buddhist A planet god commonly affiliated with the moon
Goddess name "Candra" Hindu / Epic / Puranic (1) Planet god. Personified by the moon and also seen as a dikpala or guardian of the northern direction. Consorts include KAUMUDI, TARA and the NAKSATRAS or astral goddesses. His son is BUDHA. He drives in a chariot drawn by ten white horses. Color: white. Attributes: club, lotus, sacred rope and prayer wheel. The term candra usually refers to the cup containing the sacrificial yellow beverage SOMA, often a synonym for the deity. Candra is also the apotheosis of the pale yellow moon disc. 2. Planet god. Buddhist. Attended by a goose. Color: white. Attributes: moon disc on a lotus....
Goddess name "Carcika (repetitive chant)" Buddhist / Mahayana Goddess. Color: red. Attributes: cup and knife....
Goddess name "Carika" Buddhist the deceiver Goddess of the repetitive chant. Buddhist
God name "Cauri" Buddhist / Tibet A fly-whisk held by attendants of a god or royal person. Buddhist / Tibet
Goddess name "Cauri" Buddhist / Lamaist / Tibet Goddess of terrifying appearance. One of a group of eight GAURI goddesses. Color: yellow. Attribute: noose....
God name "Chattrosnia" Buddhist God Buddhist
Deities name "Chattrosnisa (with an umbrella)" Buddhist God. One of eight USNISA deities appar ently connected with the guardian sky deities or dikpalas. Color: white. Attribute: parasol....
Deity name "Chos-Skyon" Buddhist Tutelary guardian deity Buddhist / Tibet
God name "Chos-Skyon (protector)" Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Tutelary guardian deity. One of a group of gods of fearsome appearance who wear royal apparel. Rides a white elephant. Color: blue. Attributes: knife and noose....
Goddess name "Chunda" Buddhist Goddess of happiness Buddhist
Goddess name "Citrasena" Buddhist Goddess Buddhist / Mahayana
Goddess name "Citrasena (having a bright spear)" Buddhist / Mahayana Goddess. The SAKTI of BUDDHAKAPALA....
Goddess name "Cittavasita" Buddhist Minor goddess Buddhist
Goddess name "Cittavasita (controd of thinking)" Buddhist Minor goddess. One of a group of twelve VASITAS personifying the disciplines of spiritual regeneration. Color: white. Attribute: staff....
Goddess name "Cunda" Buddhist / Tibet Goddess considered a deification of literature. Buddhist / Tibet
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 "Dadimunda" Singhalese Buddhist / Sri Lanka Tutelary god. An attendant on the god UPULVAN to whom he acted as treasurer. The guardian of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. His sacred animal is an elephant. Also Devata bandara....
God name "Daikokr" Shinto / Japan God of luck. One of seven gods of fortune in Shintoism and often linked with the god EBISU. Originally a god of kitchens, he became a deity concerned with happiness. He is depicted as a fat, well-to-do figure seated on two rice bales and carrying a sack on his back. He also holds a hammer in his right hand. In depictions there is often a mouse nibbling at one of the rice bales. Small gold icons of the god may be carried as talismans of wealth. According to tradition, when Daikoku's hammer is shaken, money falls out in great profusion. In western Japan he is also syncretized with the god of rice paddies, TA-NO-KAMI, and thus becomes the god of Agriculture and farmers. He may have developed from the Buddhist god MAHAKALA....
Spirit name "Dakini" Buddhist A female being, generally of volatile temperament, who acts as a muse for spiritual practice. Buddhist
Deity name "Danaparamita" Buddhist Philosophical deity. Buddhist
Deities name "Danaparamita" Buddhist Philosophical deity. One of twelve PARAMITA deities and a spiritual offspring of RATNASAMBHAVA. Color: reddish white. Attributes: an ear of rice and a banner with pearl....
Deity name "Daoji" Buddhist A Buddhist monk who became a minor Taoist deity
God name "Devaputra" Buddhist Designation for the lower ranked gods. Buddhist
Goddess name "Dhanada" Buddhist / Mahayana Form of the goddess Tara. Buddhist / Mahayana
Goddess name "Dhanada" Buddhist / Mahayana Goddess. One of the emanations of the DHYANIBUDDHA AMOGHASIDDHI, also a form of the goddess TARA. She sits upon a moon throne with an unnamed animal in attendance. Color: green. Attributes: Book, blue lotus, image of Amoghasiddhi, noose and rosary....
Goddess name "Dharani (earth)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic (1) Goddess. Consort of PARASURAMA and an avatara of the goddess LAKSMI.(2) Collective name for a group of deities. Buddhist. Twelve personifications of a particular kind of short mystical religious text used as a charm. Also dharini....
God name "Dharmadhatuvagisvara" Buddhist Physician god Buddhist
God name "Dharmadhatuvagisvara" Buddhist God of the law. A variety of MANJUSRI and therefore an emanation of AMITABHA. Color: reddish-white. Attributes: arrow, bell, Book, bow, hook, image of Amitabha on crown, staff, sword and water jar. Depicted with four heads and setting the law wheel in motion....
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....
Goddess name "Dharmamegha" Buddhist Minor goddess Buddhist / Vajrayana
Goddess name "Dharmamegha (cloud of the law)" Buddhist / Vajrayana Minor goddess. One of twelve deified BHUMIS recognized as different spiritual spheres through which a disciple passes. Color: blue. Attributes: Book and staff....
Goddess name "Dharmapala" Buddhist Minor goddess concerned with law Buddhist / Vajrayana
Deities name "Dharmapala" Buddhist / particularly Lamaist / Tibet Collective name for a group of eight tutelary deities. They wear royal apparel but are of terrible appearance and are considered to be the guardians of the law. General attributes: ax, cup, knife and snake....
Goddess name "Dharmapratisamvit (analysis of nature)" Buddhist / Vajrayana Goddess of nature analysis. One of a group of four PRATISAMVITS. Color: whitish-red. Attributes: noose and staff with crook....
Goddess name "Dharmavasita (control of law)" Buddhist Minor goddess. One of a group of twelve VASITAS personifying the disciplines of spiritual regeneration. Color: white. Attributes: water jar on a red lotus....
Goddess name "Dhavajagrakeyura" Buddhist Goddess who sits on a Sun throne Buddhist / Mahayana
God name "Dhrtarastra (his empire is firm)" Buddhist Minor god. One of the dikpalas or guardians of the easterly direction. Color: white. Attribute: lute....
Goddess name "Dhupa" Buddhist Minor goddess and a censor Buddhist / Mahayana
Goddess name "Dhupa (incense)" Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Mother goddess. One of the ASTAMATARA mothers. Color: yellow. Attribute: a censer....
Goddess name "Dhupatara (incense-Tara)" Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. Color: black. Attribute: a censer....
Goddess name "Dhvajagrakeyura (ring on a banner)" Buddhist / Mahayana Goddess. An emanation of AKSOBHYA. She sits on a Sun throne. Color: dark blue, black or yellow. Attributes: club, image of Aksobhya, noose, pestle, prayer wheel, staff, sword, tiger skin and trident. Three-headed and three-eyed....
God name "Dhvajosnisa" Buddhist God, apparently Guardian deity Buddhist
Deities name "Dhvajosnisa" Buddhist God. An USNISA deity apparently connected with the guardian deities or dikpalas in the southwestern quarter. Color: reddish-blue. Attributes: banner with jewel....
Spirit name "Dhyanaparamita (perfection in meditation)" Buddhist Philosophical deity. A PARAMITA and spiritual offspring of RATNASAMBHAVA. Color: darkish sky blue. Attributes: banner with jewel, and white lotus....
Deity name "Dhyanaparmita" Buddhist Philosophical deity Buddhist
"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....
Goddess name "Dhyanibuddhasakti" Buddhist Collective name for a specific group of goddesses Buddhist
Goddess name "Dhyanibuddhasakti" Buddhist Collective name for a group of goddesses. The five SAKTIS of the Dhyanibuddhas. Common attributes include a cup and knife....
Goddess name "Digambara (naked)" Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Goddess. The SAKTI of Yogambara. Attribute: a bowl. NOTE: Digambara is also an epithet of the goddess KALI in Hindu religion....
Goddess name "Diksa (initiation)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Goddess. The consort of Ugra and mother of SANTANA. Also the name of the Buddhist Tantric initiation ceremony....
Goddess name "Dipa" Buddhist Goddess of light Buddhist / Tibet
Goddess name "Dipa (personification of the oil lamp)" Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Goddess of light. Considered to be among the group of ASTAMATARAS (mothers). Color: blue or red. Attribute: a lamp....
Goddess name "Dipa Tara" Buddhist Minor goddess Buddhist / Mahayana
Goddess name "Dipa Tara (lamp Tara)" Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. Color: yellow. Attribute: a torch....
"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 "Dombi" Buddhist Goddess of terrifying appearance. One of a group of GAURI. Color: red or blue. Attribute: a banner....
Goddess name "Durangama" Buddhist Minor goddess Buddhist / Vajrayana
Goddess name "Durangama (going far away)" Buddhist / Vajrayana Minor goddess. One of several deified BHUMIS recognized as different spiritual spheres through which a disciple passes. Color: green. Attributes: staff on a great lotus....
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....
Goddess name "Ekajata" Buddhist Goddess of happiness Buddhist
Goddess name "Ekajata (she who has but one chignon)" Buddhist / Varjayana Goddess of good fortune. She offers happiness and removes personal obstacles. Occasionally found attending the goddess Khadirayani-Tara. She is an emanation of AKSOBHYA and a form of TARA. She may have one or twelve heads. Color: blue. Attributes: arrow, ax, bell, blue lotus, Book, bow, conch, cup, hook, image of AMITABHA on the crown, knife, noose, skull, staff, sword and tiger skin. Three-eyed....
God name "Emma O" Buddhist / Japan God of death and lord of hell. Buddhist / Japan
God name "Fudo Myoo" Buddhist God who protects against catastrophes. Buddhist
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 "Gagananja" Buddhist A god
God name "Ganapati (lord of hosts)" Hindu / Puranic (1) God. The more commonly recognized name of the elephant god GANESA, particularly favored in western India.(2) God. Buddhist (Mahayana). The name of a deity influenced by the Hindu god Ganesa. Depicted riding upon a rat or mouse and carrying an assortment of attributes....
Goddess name "Ganapatihrdaya" Buddhist Minor goddess Buddhist / Mahayana
Goddess name "Ganapatihrdaya (the heart of Ganapati)" Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. The SAKTI of GANAPATI....
Goddess name "Ganda Tara" Buddhist Minor goddess Buddhist / Mahayana
Goddess name "Gandha" Buddhist Goddess Buddhist / Tibet
Goddess name "Gandha (odor)" Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Goddess. In Lamaism one of the group of MATARAS (mothers). Color: green. Attribute: conch with sandalwood resin....
Goddess name "Gandha Tara (fragrance-Tara)" Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. Color: red. Attribute: conch with sandalwood resin....
Demon name "Garuda (the devourer)" Hindu / Vedic Archaic Sun god and Divine vehicle. Originally depicted as a solar deity, Garuda evolved into a bird-like human hybrid who became the deified mount of VIS'NU. Also a chief adversary of nagas (snake-like demons), which he devours. In early depictions Garuda has a parrot's beak. Said to have been born from an egg, the son of Vinata and KASYAPA. Epithets include Amrtaharana, Garutman, Tarksya. Attributes: conch, club, lotus and nectar, but may also bear the attributes of Vis'nu.(2) Mount or vahana of VAJRAPANI. Buddhist. Attributes: flower, horse-head, noose, skin and staff. Three-eyed and three-headed....
Goddess name "Gauri (whitish brilliant)" Hindu / Vedic / Puranic (1) Goddess. Consort of the god VARUNA, said to have been created at the churning of the ocean of milk. An epithet of PARVATI as a goddess of the corn. Also a SAKTI of Mahesvara, a minor aspect of S IVA. Her attendant animal is a lion or a wolf. Attributes: fish, Forest garland, image of GANESA, lotus, mirror, rosary, trident and water jar. Three-eyed. Also Varuni.(2) Goddess. Buddhist. One of eight GAURIS of terrible appearance. Attributes: head and noose.(3) Messenger goddess. Jain [India]. A SASANADEVATA. Also one of sixteen VIDYADEVIS or goddesses of learning headed by SARASVATI. Color: white. Attribute: a hook....
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....
God name "Ghantapani" Buddhist God running a round with a bell in his hand Buddhist / Mahayana
Goddess name "Ghasmari" Buddhist Goddess fond of blodd-filled bowls. Buddhist
Goddess name "Ghasmari (voracious)" Buddhist Goddess of terrifying appearance. One of a group of eight GAURIS. Color: green. Attributes: staff with bell....
"Gia tri luc" Buddhist Magical power of determination that Buddha confers on all who seek it and upholds it.
Goddess name "Giia" Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Mother goddess. One of a group of Astamataras (mothers). Color: red. Attributes: Indian gong and lute....
Goddess name "Gita" Buddhist Mother goddess Buddhist / Tibet
Goddess name "Grahamatrka" Buddhist A goddess whose name means demon mother
Goddess name "Grahamatrka" Buddhist Goddess whose name means demon mother. Buddhist
Goddess name "Grahamatrka (demon motber)" Buddhist / Mahayana Goddess. One of the forms of VAIROCANA. Attributes: arrow, bow, lotus and staff. Three-headed....
"Grateful" Buddhist Commemoration Stanza to Sakyamuni Buddha. Buddhist
Goddess name "Grdhrasya" Buddhist Minor goddess whose name translates to face of a vulture Buddhist
Goddess name "Grdhrasya (face of a vulture)" Buddhist Minor goddess. Grismadevi (goddess of summer)...
Deity name "Guhyasamaja" Buddhist Treatise on the Sum Total of Mysteries. Protective deity. Buddhist
"Gundari-Myoo" The terrific manifestation of the DHYANIBUDDHA RATNASAMBHAVA Japanese Buddhist. He bears three eyes and fangs. His eight arms and legs are decorated with snakes. Attributes include a skull on the hair and he stands on a lotus....
God name "Gur-Gyi" Buddhist / Tibet Angry-one-of-the-tent. God of tents. Buddhist / Tibet
God name "Gur-Gyi Mgon-Po" Buddhist / Tibet A god of tents
God name "Gur-Gyi Mgon-Po" Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet God of tents. A form of MAHAKALA usually attended by a man. Color: blue. Attributes: club, cup and knife....
God name "Halahala (lord of poison)" Buddhist / Mahayana God of poison. A form of AVALOKITESVARA. Typically seated on a red lotus with the SAKTI on the left knee. Color: white. Attributes: arrow, bow, cup, grass, image of AMITABHA on crown, lotus, tiger skin and trident. Three-headed and three-eyed....
Goddess name "Hariti" Buddhist A plague goddess associated with smallpox
Goddess name "Hariti" Buddhist Goddess for the protection of children, easy delivery, happy child rearing and parenting, harmony between husband and wife, love, and the well-being and safety of the family. Women without children also pray to Kishimojin to help them become pregnant. Originally, Hariti was a cannibalistic demon. She had hundreds of children whom she loved and doted upon, but to feed them, she abducted and killed the children of others. Buddhist
Goddess name "Hariti (green or stealing)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic (1) Mother goddess. One of the group of MATARAS (mothers) who are the patrons of children. Considered by some to be identical with the goddess Vriddhi. Her consort is Pancika, alternatively KUBERA. In her destructive aspect she steals and eats children. Particularly known from the north and northwest of India. Attribute: a child may be held at her hip, sometimes being eaten.(2) Plague goddess. Buddhist. Associated with smallpox. Also regarded in some texts as the goddess of fertility....
Goddess name "Hatasa" Buddhist horse goddess Buddhist
God name "Hayagriva" Buddhist Patron god of horses Buddhist / Tibet
Demon name "Hayagriva (horse neck)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic (1) The most significant minor incarnation of the god VIS'NU. He probably originated as a horse god and later became an avatara associated with wisdom and knowledge. At the behest of BRAHMA, Hayagriva rescued the Vedas, stolen by two demons, from the bottom of the primeval ocean. Depicted in human form with the head of a horse and, according to the texts, eight hands. Attributes: Book (Veda), horse's mane and rosary. Also the attributes of Vis'nu. Also Hayasirsa, Vadavavaktra.(2) Patron god of horses. Buddhist-Lamaist [Tibet]. One of a group of DHARMAPALA with terrible appearance and royal attire, he is considered to be an emanation of AKSOBHYA or AMITABHA. His SAKTI is MARICI. Color: red. Attributes: horse heads, staff and trident, but also arrow, ax, banner, bow, club, flames, flower, image of Aksobhya or Amitabha on the crown, lotus, noose, prayer wheel, skin, snakes, sword and trident. Three-eyed....
Goddess name "Hayasya" Hindu (1) horse god. Probably identical with Hayagriva.(2) horse goddess. Buddhist. Attribute: the head of a horse....
Goddess name "Hemantadevi" Buddhist Goddess of Winter Buddhist / Tibet
Goddess name "Hemantadevi" Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Goddess of Winter. One of several seasonal deities. Also an attendant of Sridevi. Usually accompanied by a camel. Color: blue. Attributes: cup and hammer....
God name "Heruka" Buddhist God, one of the more popular in the pantheon Buddhist / Mahayana
Deities name "Heruka" Buddhist / Mahayana God. One of the most popular deities in the pantheon, though probably owing much to the influence of the Hindu god S IWA. Originally an epithet for another Hindu god, GANESA, but in Buddhism seen as an emanation of AKSOBHYA. His SAKTI is NAIRAMATA and the product of their liaison is nirvana (eternal bliss). Typically he stands upon a corpse. In northeastern India, Heruka is worshiped as a compassionate god. Attributes: club, flayed human skin, image of Aksobhya, jewel, knife, fifty skulls, sword, staff and teeth....
God name "Hevajira" Buddhist God equivalent to the Hindu Siva Buddhist / Mahayana
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....
God name "Hotei" Shinto / Japan God of luck. One of seven gods of fortune known in Shintoism. He is depicted with a large belly and dressed in the robes of a Buddhist priest. Attributes include a fan and a large sack on his shoulder which “never stops to give, despite continuous demand.”...
God name "Ida-Ten" Japan Buddhist god of law and monasteries. Japan
Deity name "Isa" Buddhist Guardian deity Buddhist