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God Name and Meaning

List of Gods : "Buddhist"   (200++ records)

NameOriginDescription

"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

"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
"Isa (1)"
Hindu / Puranic (1) An aspect of S IVA. Also a dik pala or guardian of the northeastern quarter; and an EKADASARUDRA (one of the eleven rudras). Rides upon a goat or a bull. Color: white. Attributes: five arrows, ax, drum, fruit, hatchet, hook, lute, noose, rosary, staff. Three-eyed.(2) Guardian deity. Buddhist. A minor dikpala attended by a bull. Color: white. Attributes: cup, moon disc and trident....
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....
Planet name
"Sarii"
Hindu (1) Astral god. The son of SURYA and CHAYA and the personification of the planet Saturn. Stands upon a lotus or rides in an iron chariot drawn by eight piebald horses. Color: black or blue. Attributes: arrow, bow, rosary, staff and trident.(2) Astral god. Buddhist. Stands upon a tortoise. Color: blue-black. Attribute: a staff....
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
"Mari (1) (killing)"
Buddhist (1) Deification of literature. One of a group of DHARANIS. Color: reddish white. Attributes: needle, thread and staff.(2) Mother goddess. Dravidian (Tamil) [southern India]. See also MARI MAI....
Goddess name
"Nirrti (destruction)"
Hindu / Vedic / Puranic (1) Destructive goddess of darkness. Known chiefly from the Rg-veda, Nirrti has a generally malignant aspect and is associated with pain, misfortune and death. She is believed to live in the south (the land of the dead). She is dark-skinned, wears dark dress and receives the “dark husks” of sacrifice. She is feared by many Hindus, whose offerings are frequent and repeated. In later Hinduism, Nirrti changes sex and becomes a dikpala god of terrifying appearance, guarding the southwestern quarter; he has various consorts including Davi, Kalika and Krsnangi. He stands upon a lion, a man or a corpse. Attributes: javelin, shield, staff, sword and teeth.(2) God. Buddhist. A dikpala or guardian. Color: blue. Stands upon a corpse. Attributes: shield and sword....
Spirit name
"Istadevata"
Hindu (1) Generic title of a personal god. The name given to a deity chosen by an individual for special worship in return for protection and spiritual guidance. Also the name given to a household icon.(2) Tutelary god. Buddhist, particularly in Tibet. The personal deity of one preparing for Tantric initiation....
Spirit name
"Kubera (misshapen)"
Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic (1) God of riches. He was originally the head of the YAKSAS spirits of the Forests, but by Puranic times was associated with wealth and productivity. He is also a dikpala guardian of the northern quarter. The son of Pulastya and Idavida, his consorts include Yaksi, VASUDHARA and Vriddhi. Identified with the city of Alaka. He is depicted as a dwarfish figure riding upon a Brahman or a chariot. Color: white. Attributes: generally carrying a purse, but occasionally with various other items. Also Kuvera, Kauveri.(2) God of riches. Buddhist-Lamaist [Tibet]. One of a group of DHARMAPALA with terrible appearance and royal attire. Also a dikpala or guardian of the northern quarter. Color: yellow. Attributes: ax, banner, club, cup, hook, Ichneumon disgorging jewels, noose, reliquary and occasionally a trident....
God name
"Karttikeya"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic (1) God. A form of SKANDA who was reared by the Pleiades stars and is generally represented therefore with six heads. (In Hindu mythology there are only six Pleiades, not the seven recognized in modern astronomy.) His SAKTI is KARTTIKI and his attendant animal is a peacock. Attributes: conch, hook, noose, prayer wheel, shield, spear, staff, sword and wood apple.(2) God. Buddhist. Equating with the Hindu god Skanda. Color: red. Rides upon a peacock. Attributes: cock, Sakti and staff....
God name
"Mahakala (the great death)"
Hindu / Puranic (1) God. A violent aspect of S IVA. His SAKTI is Mahakah. Rides upon a lion. Color: black. Attributes: five arrows, ax, Brahma-egg, club, cup, rosary of skulls, staff and trident. Three-eyed. Also considered to be a form of the god BHAIRAVA in which context he is a guardian of the faith.(2) Guardian god of tents and science. BuddhistLamaist [Tibet]. Derived from the Hindu god S iva and an emanation of the five DHYANIBUDDHAS. Also one of a group of DHARMAPALAS with terrible appearance and royal attire. A deity of riches. He treads on the god Vinayaka, or on a man, a corpse, or on two elephant-headed men. Color: black, blue or white. Attributes: mainly elephant skin, prayer wheel and trident, but may hold various other objects....
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
"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
"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
"Kurukulla"
Hindu (1) Goddess of boats. A Tantric deity generally depicted in a boat made of jewels. Also goddess of wine.(2) Goddess. Buddhist (Mahayana). The SAKTI of AMITABHA. Usually of terrifying appearance. Attributes: arrow, bow, flower, hook, noose, rosary and trident....
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
"Suridara (charming)"
Hindu / Puranic (1) Goddess. A prosperous aspect of the god SIVA. 2 Minor goddess. Buddhist (Mahayana). An attendant of BUDDHAKAPALA....
Goddess name
"Sri(devi) (prosperity)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic (1) Goddess. An early name which was syncretized with that of LAKSMI to form Sri-Laksmi.(2) Goddess. Buddhist-Lamaist [Tibet]. One of a group of DHARMAPALA with terrible appearance and royal attire who protect the Dalai Lama. A manifestation of the goddess DEVI sometimes seen in company with VIS NU, when conventionally she stands on his right. Her breasts are covered by a narrow band of cloth. She may be invoked to provide wealth (see also Laksmi). Her retinue includes the goddesses of the seasons and her animal is a mule. Color: blue. Attributes: chiefly cup and staff but on occasion several other objects including a pink lotus. Three-eyed and may be three-headed. Also LHA MO.(3) Goddess. Jain....
Goddess name
"Maha-Sarasvati"
Hindu / Puranic (1) Goddess. An emanation of LAKSMI. Attributes: Book, hook, lute and rosary.(2) Goddess. Buddhist. A variety of SARASVATI. Depicted upon a lotus. Color: white. Attributes: garland of pearls and white lotus....
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....
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....
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....
Goddess name
"Kalika (black)"
Buddhist / Mahayana (1) Goddess. Often depicted standing upon a corpse. Color: dark blue. Attributes: cup and knife.(2) Goddess. Hindu (Puranic). A SAKTI of NIRRTI, and an epithet of DURGA....
Goddess name
"Hayasya"
Hindu (1) horse god. Probably identical with Hayagriva.(2) horse goddess. Buddhist. Attribute: the head of a horse....
Goddess name
"Vajrasrnkhala (personification)"
Buddhist (1) Minor goddess. One of the Mahayana deities said to be an emanation of AMOGHASIDDHI. Some texts describe her as the SAKTI of HEVAJIRA. Color: green. Attributes: arrow, bow, cup, image of Amoghasiddhi on the crown, mane, noose skin, and staff. Three-eyed and three-headed.(2) Goddess of learning. Jain. One of sixteen VIDYADEVI headed by the goddess SARASVATI....
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....
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
"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....
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
"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....

"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.
Deities name
"Virupaksa (misinformed eyes)"
Hindu Buddhist 1 God. Epithet of SIVA and one of the EKADASARUDRAS or eleven RUDRA deities. Attributes: ax, bell, club, cup, drum, hook, knife, lotus, prayer wheel, rosary, Sakti and sword. Threeheaded....

"Anantamukhi"
Buddhist 1 of the 12 Dharnis

"Aksayajnana-Karmanda"
Buddhist 1 of the 12 Dharnis & the deification of literature

"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
Deity name
"Daoji"
Buddhist A Buddhist monk who became a minor Taoist deity
Demon name
"Bi-har"
Buddhist / Tibet A Guardian deity that protects against demons

"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
Deity name
"Jnanaparamita"
Buddhist A deity who has perfected transcendent, super-human or supernatural knowledge. Buddhist

"Vasudhara"
Buddhist A female Buddha designate
Spirit name
"Dakini"
Buddhist A female being, generally of volatile temperament, who acts as a muse for spiritual practice. Buddhist
Deity name
"Vajardaka"
Buddhist A fierce and wrathful deity invoked for purifying negative actions. Buddhist
God name
"Cauri"
Buddhist / Tibet A fly-whisk held by attendants of a god or royal person. Buddhist / Tibet
God name
"Gagananja"
Buddhist A god
God name
"Sadbhuja-Sitatara"
Buddhist A god
God name
"Gur-Gyi Mgon-Po"
Buddhist / Tibet A god of tents
God name
"Vayu"
Buddhist A god of the northwestern quarter
Goddess name
"Mayajalakrama-Kurukulla"
Buddhist / Mayhayana A goddess
Goddess name
"Sukla-Tara"
Buddhist / Mayhayana A goddess an emanation of all the meditation Buddhas
Goddess name
"Jnanadakini"
Buddhist / Mayhayana A goddess associated with, or whose name means, knowledge
Goddess name
"Usnisavijaya"
Buddhist A goddess of longevity in Buddhism. She wears an image of the Budda Vairocana in her headdress. She is the most popular Budda goddess in Nepal, Tibet, and Mongolia.
Goddess name
"Patadharni"
Buddhist A goddess of passage that watches over curtains & doorways in line
Goddess name
"Vasantadevi"
Buddhist / Tibet A goddess of spring
Goddess name
"Sri[devi]"
Buddhist / Tibet A goddess of terrible appearance & Royal attire
Goddess name
"Lhamo/ Lha Mo"
Buddhist / Tibet A goddess of the Bon pantheon
Goddess name
"Grahamatrka"
Buddhist A goddess whose name means demon mother
Goddess name
"Tara"
Buddhist / Mayhayana / Vajrayana A goddess, the epitaph of the mother of the Buddha[Maya]
Goddess name
"Kurukalla"
Buddhist A goddess, usually of terrifying appearance
Deity name
"Parna-Savari"
Buddhist A healing deity. Buddhist
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
God name
"Smrti"
Buddhist / Mayhayana A minor god
Goddess name
"Aparajita"
Buddhist / Mahayana A minor god / goddess
Goddess name
"Puspatara"
Buddhist / Mayhayana A minor goddess
Goddess name
"Riddihivasita"
Buddhist A minor goddess
Goddess name
"Ruoini"
Buddhist / Mayhayana A minor goddess
Goddess name
"Samantaorabha"
Buddhist / Vjratana A minor goddess
Goddess name
"Suraksini"
Buddhist / Meola A minor goddess
Goddess name
"Tathatavasita"
Buddhist A minor goddess
Goddess name
"Upayapattivasita"
Buddhist A minor goddess
Goddess name
"Varahmukio"
Buddhist / Mayhayana A minor goddess
Goddess name
"Vasumattisri"
Buddhist / Mayhayana A minor goddess
Goddess name
"Janavasita"
Buddhist A minor goddess affiliated with knowledge or the control of knowledge
Goddess name
"Pradipatara"
Buddhist / Mayhayana A minor goddess of light
Goddess name
"Candesvari"
Buddhist / Mayhayana A minor goddess that stands upon a corpse
Goddess name
"Maya[devi]"
Buddhist A mother goddess
Deity name
"Ksantiparmata"
Buddhist A philosophical deity
God name
"Suparikiritanaasri"
Buddhist / Tibet A physician god
God name
"Surarnadhadravimalaratnaprabhasa"
Buddhist / Tibet A physician god
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
Goddess name
"Hariti"
Buddhist A plague goddess associated with smallpox
Planet name
"Candra"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic / Buddhist A planet god commonly affiliated with the moon
Deity name
"Amida"
Buddhist / Japan A primordial deity
God name
"Natha"
Buddhist / Sri Lanka A tutelary god
God name
"Vidyraja"
Buddhist / Meola A tutelary god concerned with the implementation of the law

"Sadaksari[Lokesvara]"
Buddhist / Lamaist / Tibet A variety of Avalokitesvara that is incarnate in succession of the Dali Lamas

"Vac"
Buddhist A variety of Manjusri
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
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
"Waka-Toshi-No-Kami"
Shinto / Japan Agricultural god. The deity specifically concerned with the growing of young rice. A son of Ha-Yama-To-No-Kami and O-GeTsu-Hime. Generally served by Buddhist priests. See also WAKA-SA-NA-ME-NO-KAMI and KUKU-TOSHI-NO-KAMI....
Goddess name
"Waka-Sa-Na-Me-No-Kami"
Shinto / Japan Agricultural goddess. The deity specifically concerned with the transplanting of young rice. A daughter of Ha-Yama-To-No-Kami and O-Ge-Tsu-Hime. Generally served by Buddhist priests. See also WAKA-TOSHI-NO-KAMI and KUKU-TOSHI-NO-KAMI....
God name
"Budha"
Hindu / Vedic / Epic / Puranic / Buddhist An astral god
God name
"Gur-Gyi"
Buddhist / Tibet Angry-one-of-the-tent. God of tents. Buddhist / Tibet

"Nirvana"
Buddhist Annihilation, or rather the final deliverance of the soul from transmigration. Buddhism
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....
God name
"Sani"
Buddhist Astral god Hindu / Buddhist
God name
"Myoken-Bohdisattiva"
Buddhist Astral god and the god of healing eye-disease. Buddhist
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....
God name
"MyokennBooklhisattva"
Buddhist Chinese Astral god. The apotheosis of the Pole Star, equating with AME-NO-KAGASEWO in Japanese Shintoism....
Goddess name
"Sumalini"
Buddhist Attendant minor goddess Buddhist / Mahayana

"Sumati"
Buddhist Benevolent, kindness; devotion, prayer. Buddhist

"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
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....
Goddess name
"Buddhabodhiprabhavasita"
Buddhist Born to be Englightened. Minor goddess Buddhist

"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
"Ida-Ten"
Japan Buddhist god of law and monasteries. Japan
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....
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
"Dhyanibuddhasakti"
Buddhist Collective name for a group of goddesses. The five SAKTIS of the Dhyanibuddhas. Common attributes include a cup and knife....
Goddess name
"Dhyanibuddhasakti"
Buddhist Collective name for a specific group of goddesses Buddhist
Goddess name
"Pratisamvit"
Buddhist Collective name for four goddesses Buddhist
Goddess name
"Mahavidya"
Buddhist / Mahayana Collective name of a group of goddesses. Ten personifications of SAKTI as the femaleness of SIVA, associated with the possession of knowledge....

"Grateful"
Buddhist Commemoration Stanza to Sakyamuni Buddha. Buddhist
Goddess name
"Izanagi-No-Kami (his augustness the one who invites)"
Shinto / Japan Creator god. One of seventeen beings involved in creation. His consort is IZANAMI-NO-KAMI. They are strictly of Japanese origin with no Chinese or Buddhist influence. Jointly they are responsible to the other fifteen primordial deities to “make, consolidate and give birth to this drifting land.” The reference, in the Kojiki sacred text, is to the reed beds which were considered to float on the primal waters. The pair were granted a heavenly jeweled spear and they stood upon the floating bridge of heaven, stirring the waters with the spear. When the spear was pulled up, the brine which dripped from it created the island of Onogoro, the first dry land, believed to be the island of Nu-Shima on the southern coast of Awagi. According to mythology, the pair created two beings, a son HIRUKO and an island Ahaji. They generated the remaining fourteen islands which make up Japan and then set about creating the rest of the KAMI pantheon. Izanagi's most significant offspring include AMATERASU, the Sun goddess, born from his nose and SUSANOWO, the storm god, born from his left eye, who are the joint rulers of the universe. Also IzanagiNo-Mikoto....

"Mari"
Buddhist Deification of literature Buddhist

"Prajnavardhani (growth of wisdom)"
Buddhist Deification of literature. One of a group of DHARANIS. Color: white. Attributes: staff and sword on blue lotus....

"Sumati (very wise)"
Buddhist Deification of literature. One of a group of DHARANIS. Color: yellow. Attributes: ear of rice and staff....

"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....

"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....
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....
Deity name
"Paramita"
Buddhist Descriptive name of a philosophical deity Buddhist
Spirit name
"Paramita"
Buddhist Descriptive name of a philosophical deity. Applied to one of the group of twelve whose spiritual father is RATNASAMBHAVA. Common attributes: banner with a pearl, and a lotus....

"Maitreya"
Buddhist Designate Buddhist / India
God name
"Devaputra"
Buddhist Designation for the lower ranked gods. Buddhist
God name
"Ryujin"
Shinto / Japan dragon god. A deity controlling thunder and Rain and probably the most significant of the group of weather gods known as the RAIJIN. He is of Chinese origin and more Buddhist than Shinto. He does not appear in the sacred Shinto texts Kojiki or Nibongi, but enjoys shrines in many Shinto sanctuaries and is worshiped by farmers, particularly in times of drought. He lives in the sea, lakes and large ponds from which he ascends in mists and winds. He generates dark Rain clouds which then burst. His main festival takes place in June....
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
"Karini"
Buddhist fear goddess Buddhist / Mahayana
Goddess name
"Saraddevi"
Buddhist Fertility and vegetation goddess associated autumn Buddhist / Tibet
Goddess name
"Saraddevi (goddess of autumn)"
BuddhistLamaist / Tibet Fertility and vegetation goddess. Associated with autumn, and an attendant of the goddess SRIDEVI. Her sacred animal is an antelope. Attributes: cup, knife and peacock feather....
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

"Dhyani"
Buddhas Five meditating Buddhas who came from the primeval Buddha Buddhist

"Kwannoin"
Buddhist / Japan Form of AVALOKITESVARA. See also KUAN YIN....
God name
"Phyi-Sgrub"
Buddhist Form of the god Yama Buddhist / Tibet
Goddess name
"Dhanada"
Buddhist / Mahayana Form of the goddess Tara. Buddhist / Mahayana
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....
Deities name
"Lokesvara"
Buddhist Generic name for a group of deities such as Siva and Visnu Buddhist
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....
Spirit name
"Dhyanibuddha"
Buddhist Generic name for a spiritual or meditation Buddha Buddhist
Goddess name
"Pratisamvit (analytical science)"
Buddhist Generic name for four goddesses. (Vajrayana). The personifications of logical analysis....
Deity name
"Lha"
Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Generic term for a deity. Also the title for a deity in the old Bon pantheon, equating to the Sanskrit term DEVA....
Deity name
"Lha"
Buddhist Generic term for the deity Buddhist / Tibet

"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....

"Kujaku Myoo"
Buddhist Gives protection against drought and protects against all evil in the Shingo sect of Japan. Buddhist
God name
"Chattrosnia"
Buddhist God Buddhist
God name
"Khasaparna"
Buddhist God Buddhist
God name
"Mahapararinirvanamurti"
Buddhist God Buddhist
God name
"Takkiraja"
Buddhist God Buddhist
God name
"Tejosnina"
Buddhist God Buddhist
God name
"Mi-Lo-Fo"
Buddhist God Buddhist / China
God name
"Samvara"
Buddhist God Buddhist / Mahayana
God name
"Mahakapi"
Buddhist God and epitaph of the Buddha in a previous incarnation when he was an ape Buddhist
God name
"Kun-Rig"
Buddhist God associated associated with the prayer wheel Buddhist / Tibet
God name
"Hevajira"
Buddhist God equivalent to the Hindu Siva Buddhist / Mahayana
God name
"Emma O"
Buddhist / Japan God of death and lord of hell. Buddhist / Japan
God name
"Kuku-Toshi-No-Kami"
Shinto / Japan God of grain. The deity responsible for the harvest of full-grown rice. His shrines are often serviced by Buddhist priests....
God name
"Karai-Shin"
Buddhist God of lightning Buddhist / Japan
Deities name
"Karai-Shin"
Buddhist / Japan God of lightning. One of the deities grouped in Shintoism as the RAIJIN gods of thunder, storm and Rain....
God name
"Sarvabuddharma-Kosavati"
Buddhist God of literature, the deification of texts Buddhist
God name
"Sarvakarmavaranavisodhani (washing away the obstruction of all deeds)"
Buddhist God of literature. The deification of texts. One of a group of DHARANIS. Color: green. Attribute: staff....
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....
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
"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....
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
"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....
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....
God name
"O-Iwa-Dai-Myojin"
Buddhist God of stone workers Buddhist / Japan / Shinto
God name
"O-lwa-Dai-Myojin"
Shinto / Buddhist / Japan God of stoneworkers. Probably more a Buddhist deity, but also revered in Shintoism....
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
"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
"Saravakarmavaranavisodhani"
Buddhist God of the richer, another deification of text 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....
God name
"Kuku-Toshi-No-Kami"
Japan God responsible for a harvest of full grown rice, his shrines are often served by Buddhist priests. Japan
God name
"Ghantapani"
Buddhist God running a round with a bell in his hand Buddhist / Mahayana
Demon name
"Khen-Pa"
Buddhist God who controls the demons of heaven Buddhist / Tibet
God name
"Prajnantaka"
Buddhist God who is Guardian of the southern direction Buddhist
Deities name
"Padsmosnisa"
Buddhist God who is connected with the guardian deities Buddhist
God name
"Padmantaka"
Buddhist God who is the guardian of the Western direction Buddhist
God name
"Sumbharaja"
Buddhist God who is the guardian of the downward direction Buddhist
God name
"Fudo Myoo"
Buddhist God who protects against catastrophes. Buddhist
God name
"Jayakara"
Buddhist God who rides in a cage drawn by Cockatoos Buddhist
God name
"Madhukara"
Buddhist God whose name means honey maker. Buddhist
God name
"Tikesnosna"
Buddhist God, Guardian in the northwestern quarter Buddhist
God name
"Padmapani"
Buddhist God, a Buddha designate Buddhist
God name
"Pancamukha-Patradeva"
Buddhist God, a beggar Buddhist
God name
"Nan-Sgrub"
Buddhist God, a form of Yama Buddhist / Tibet
God name
"Mahabala"
Buddhist God, a rather fearsome emanation of Amitabha Buddhist / Mahayana
Spirit name
"Sarvanaranaviskambhin"
Buddhist God, a spiritual meditation buddha Buddhist
Spirit name
"Savpayanjiha"
Buddhist God, a spiritual meditation buddha Buddhist
Spirit name
"Sarvasokatamonirghatmatiage"
Buddhist God, another spiritual meditation buddha Buddhist
God name
"Dhvajosnisa"
Buddhist God, apparently Guardian deity Buddhist
God name
"Heruka"
Buddhist God, one of the more popular in the pantheon 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
"Vajragarbha (substance of a thunderbolt)"
Buddhist / Vajrayana God. A BODHISATTVA or buddha-designate. Color: blue. Attributes: blue lotus, Book and staff....
God name
"Surarigama (bright colored)"
Buddhist / Mahayana God. A BODHISATTVA or buddha-designate. Color: white. Attribute: sword....
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....
God name
"Jalinprabha (light of the sun)"
Buddhist God. A BODHISATTVA or buddhadesignate. Color: red. Attributes: staff, Sun disc and sword. Also Suryaprabha....
God name
"Sagaramati (mind of the ocean)"
Buddhist God. A BODHISATTVA or buddhadesignate. Color: white. Attributes: conch, and sword with staff....