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

NameOrigin Description
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
"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...
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....

"Kwannoin"
Buddhist / Japan Form of AVALOKITESVARA. See also KUAN YIN....
Deity name
"Amida"
Buddhist / Japanese Primordial deity. The Japanese equivalent of AMITABHA recognized from the eleventh and twelfth centuries AD....
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
"Cauri"
Buddhist / Lamaist / Tibet Goddess of terrifying appearance. One of a group of eight GAURI goddesses. Color: yellow. Attribute: noose....
Goddess name
"Ajaya (invincible)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. An attendant of BUDDHAKAPALA....
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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....
God name
"Candarosana"
Buddhist / Mahayana God. A form of the god AKSOBHYA. Color: yellow. Attributes: noose, skin and sword....
Goddess name
"Candesvari (fierce lady)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. She stands upon a corpse. Color: yellow. Attributes: grass and an antelope....
Goddess name
"Carcika (repetitive chant)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Goddess. Color: red. Attributes: cup and knife....
Goddess name
"Citrasena (having a bright spear)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Goddess. The SAKTI of BUDDHAKAPALA....
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
"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....
Goddess name
"Dipa Tara (lamp Tara)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. Color: yellow. Attribute: a torch....
Goddess name
"Durjaya (unconquerable)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. An attendant of the god BUDDHAKAPALA....
Goddess name
"Ganapatihrdaya (the heart of Ganapati)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. The SAKTI of GANAPATI....
Goddess name
"Gandha Tara (fragrance-Tara)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. Color: red. Attribute: conch with sandalwood resin....
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....
Goddess name
"Grahamatrka (demon motber)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Goddess. One of the forms of VAIROCANA. Attributes: arrow, bow, lotus and staff. Three-headed....
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....
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 / 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
"Jambhala (devouring)"
Buddhist / Mahayana God. An emanation of AKSOBHYA, RATNASAMBHAVA or Vajrasattva, or a collective emanation of the five DHYANIBUDDHAS, he is the equal of the Hindu god KUBERA. His SAKTI is VASUDHARA and he may stand upon a man or a conch. Color: blue or white. Attributes: arrow, bow, cup, hook, Ichneumon fly, image of Aksobhya in the hair, jewel, noose, other jewels, staff, sword and trident. Threeheaded, each head representing one of the three named Dhyanibuddhas....
Goddess name
"Janguli (knowledge of poisons)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Snake goddess. Prevents and cures snake bite. An emanation of AKSOBHYA. Also one of a group of DHARANIS (deification of Buddhist texts). Accompanied by a snake or other unidentified creature. Color: green, white or yellow. Attributes: arrow, blue lotus, bow, image of Aksobhya on crown, lute, peacock feather, snake, staff, sword and trident. Oneor three-headed....
Goddess name
"Jayatara (victorious Tara)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. Jaya-Vijaya (victorious)...
Goddess name
"Jnanadakini (knowledge)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Goddess. An emanation of AKSOBHYA and the SAKTI of yogambara. Color: blue. Attributes: ax, bell, club, cup, staff and sword....
Goddess name
"Kaladuti (messenger of death)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Goddess. May be accompanied by a horse. Color: red. Attributes: cow head, cup, hammer and trident....
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
"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....
Goddess name
"Kulisesvari (lady of the ax)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Goddess. Often depicted with a corpse. Color: white. Attribute: a staff....
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....
God name
"Mahabala (very strong)"
Buddhist / Mahayana God. A fearsome emanation of AMITABHA and a dikpala (guardian) of the northwestern quarter. Color: red. Attributes: jewel, snakes, sword, tiger skin, trident and white fly whisk. Three-headed....
Goddess name
"Mahamayuri (great daughter of the peacock)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Goddess. An extremely popular deity and an emanation of AMOGHASIDDHI. A female BODHISATTVA or buddha-designate. Also one of a group of five MAHARAKSAS (protectresses) who are thought to be personifications of amulets or mantras. Color: green, red or yellow. Attributes: alms bowl, arrow, banner, bow, fly whisk, image of Amoghasiddhi on crown, jewel, mendicant, peacock feather, prayer wheel, sword and water jar. Three-eyed and may occasionally appear three or four-headed....
Goddess name
"Mahapratyangira (great goddess whose speech is directed westwards)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Goddess. An emanation of the DHYANIBUDDHA AKSOBHYA. Color: blue. Attributes: hook, image of Aksobhya on crown, noose, red lotus, sword and trident....
Goddess name
"Mahasri-Tars (of great beauty)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Goddess. An emanation of AMOGHASIDDHI. Depicted seated upon a moon. Color: green. Attributes: image of Amoghasiddhi and lotuses....
God name
"Mahasthama(prapta) (he who has attained great power)"
Buddhist / Mahayana God. A dhyanibodhisattva who personifies great wisdom. Color: white or yellow. Attributes: lotus, six lotuses and sword. (May have no attributes present.)...
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....
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....
God name
"Manidhara (holding a gem)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Minor god. An attendant of SADAKSARI. Attributes: jewel and lotus....
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
"Mayajalakrama-Kurukulla (one who proceeds in the net of illusion)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Goddess. The personification of all DHYANIBUDDHAS. Color: red. Attributes: arrow, bow, hook, images of the five Dhyanibuddhas, lotus (red), pitcher, rosary and waterjar....
Goddess name
"Nairamata (no soul)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Goddess. An emanation of AKSOBHYA. A SAKTI of HERUKA and a personification of knowledge. She bears five or six arms in different gestures and often stands upon a corpse. Color: blue or black. Attributes: arrows, club, cup and knife. Three-eyed....
Goddess name
"N s anna a a"
Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. Nodo us...
Goddess name
"Ostaraki (covering)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. An attendant of BUDDHAKAPALA....
Goddess name
"Padmatara (lotus Tara)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. Padmosnisa...
Deities name
"Paramasva (great horse)"
Buddhist / Mahayana God. Considered to be a form of HAYAGRIVA depicted with four legs and trampling the four major Hindu deities underfoot. Color: red. Attributes: arrow, bow, head of a horse, great lotus, lotus, staff and sword. Threeeyed....
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....
Goddess name
"Pradipatara"
Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess of light. Pradyumna...
Goddess name
"Prajna (wisdom)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Goddess. Regarded as the SAKTI of a number of Mahayana gods, or specifically of ADIBUDDHA....
Goddess name
"Prasannatara (the gracious Tara)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. Regarded as a form of RATNASAMBHAVA who tramples on Hindu gods including INDRA, BRAHMA, RUDRA and Upendra. Color: yellow. Carries a large variety of attributes. Three-eyed....
Goddess name
"Priyadarsana (pleasant to the eye)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. An attendant of BUDDHAKAPALA....
Goddess name
"Puspatara (flower-Tara)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. Color: white. Attribute: a Forest garland....
Goddess name
"Rupini"
Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. An attendant of BUDDHAKAPALA....
Deities name
"Samvara (keeping out)"
Buddhist / Mahayana God. One of the emanations of AKSOBHYA and also of HEVAJIRA. In Lamaism he is a four-headed tutelary yi-dam god. His SAKTI is VAJRAVARAHI. He stands upon one or more four-armed Hindu deities including Kalaratri and BHAIRAVA. Color: blue or black. Attributes: ax, bell, cup, drum, image of Aksobhya on the crown, image of four-faced BRAHMA, knife, moon disc, skin, staff and trident....
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....
Goddess name
"Sitapatra (with a white umbrella)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Goddess. An emanation of VAIROCANA and a female BODHISATTVA or buddhadesignate. Color: white. Attributes: arrow, bow, hook, noose, parasol, prayer wheel and white staff. Sometimes three-eyed and three-headed....
God name
"Smrti (tradition)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Minor god. Snulk'ulxa'Is...
Goddess name
"Srivasumukhi (excellent-faced)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. An attendant of VASUDHARA....
Goddess name
"Srivasundhara (earth)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. An attendant of VASUDHARA....
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....
Goddess name
"Sumalini (well-garlanded)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. An attendant of BUDDHAKAPALA....
Goddess name
"Suraksirii"
Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. An attendant of BUDDHAKAPALA....
God name
"Surarigama (bright colored)"
Buddhist / Mahayana God. A BODHISATTVA or buddha-designate. Color: white. Attribute: sword....
Deities name
"Trailokyavijaya (lord of three worlds)"
Buddhist / Mahayana God. Seen standing on the Hindu deities Mahesvara (SIVA) and GAURI. Color: blue. Attributes: arrow, bell, bow, club, hook, noose, prayer wheel, staff and sword. Also an alternative name for ACALA....
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....
Goddess name
"Vadali"
Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. An attendant of MARICI. Attributes: flower, needle, noose and staff....
Goddess name
"Vajracarcika"
Buddhist / Mahayana Goddess. An emanation of AKSOBHYA, she stands upon a corpse. Color: red. Attributes: cup, image of Aksobhya on the crown, jewel, lotus, skull with noose, staff and sword. Three-eyed....
God name
"Vajradaka"
Buddhist / Mahayana God. An emanation of AKSOBHYA bearing one, three or four heads....
Goddess name
"Vajragandhari"
Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. Color: blue or gold. Attributes: arrow, ax, bell, bow, hook, image of AMOGHASIDDHI, knife, noose, prayer wheel, staff, sword, and trident....
Goddess name
"Vajraghanta"
Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. A female dikpala or guardian of the northern direction. Color: green or white. Attributes: staff with bell....
God name
"Vajramrta (immortal of the Vajra sect)"
Buddhist / Mahayana God. An emanation of AMOGHASIDDHI. His vehicle is an animal of uncertain identity. Color: green. Attributes: bell, club, hook, prayer wheel, staff and sword....
Goddess name
"Vajrapasi"
Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. A female dikpala or guardian of the southern direction. Color: yellow. Attributes: staff with noose....
Goddess name
"Vajratara"
Buddhist / Mahayana Goddess. Considered to be an emanation of all the DHYANIBUDDHAS or spiritual meditation buddbas. Also identified as an emanation of RATNASAMBHAVA or a form of Bhrkuti. She stands upon a lotus. Color: golden. Attributes: arrow, blue lotus, bow, conch, hook, images of the five Dhyanibuddhas on the crown, noose and staff. Three-eyed....
Goddess name
"Vajravidarani (tearing asunder)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. Attributes: arrows, banner, bow, hook, noose, shield, staff and sword. Five-headed....
Goddess name
"Vajrayogini"
Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. She can sometimes be identified carrying her severed head in her hand. Color: yellow. Attributes: club, cup, knife and staff. Three-eyed....
Goddess name
"Varahmukhi (having a boars head)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. An attendant of MARICI. Attributes: arrow, bow, flower and staff....
Goddess name
"Varali"
Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. An attendant on MARICI. Color: white. Attributes: flower, needle, noose and staff....
Goddess name
"Vasumatisri (beautiful with an excellent mind)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. An attendant of VASUDHARA....
Goddess name
"Vasusri (beautiful one)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. An attendant of VASUDHARA....
Goddess name
"Vasya-tara (the subjected Tara)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Goddess. An emanation of AMOGHASIDDHI and considered to be indistinguishable from ARYA-TARA. Color: green. Attributes: blue lotus and image of Amoghasiddhi on the crown....
Deities name
"Vidyraja"
Buddhist / Mahayana Tutelary god. One of several deities who are concerned with the implementation of the law....
God name
"Vigrieaetaka (remover of obstacles)"
Buddhist / Mahayana God. An emanation of AKSOBHYA who may equate with the Hindu god GANESA. Color: blue. He is also seen as a dikpala or guardian of the northerly direction, in which case his color is green. Attributes: cup, drum, hook, knife, noose and staff. Three-headed. Also Analarka....
Goddess name
"Vikalaratri (twilight night)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. An attendant of BUDDHAKAPALA....
Goddess name
"Yamaduti"
Buddhist / Mahayana Messenger goddess. An attendant of YAMA. Her vehicle is a buffalo. Color: blue. Attributes: cup, fly whisk, knife and lotus....
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....
Deities name
"Kalacakra (time wbeel)"
Buddhist / Mahayana / / Lamaist / Tibet Tutelary god. One of a group of yi-dam tutelary deities chosen on a basis of personal selection. Perceived as time in the form of a CAKRA (rotating wheel) and one who dominates the Hindu gods KAMA and RUDRA. SAKTI with two to four heads. Color: blue. Attributes: a large variety held in up to twenty-four hands. Typically four-headed....
Goddess name
"Mahacinatara (Tara of Tibet)"
Buddhist / Mahayana / / Lamaist / Tibet Goddess. An emanation of AKSOBHYA and, in Lamaism, a fearsome form of the Vajrayana goddess, EKAJATA, who may be depicted with up to twelve heads and twenty-four hands. She stands upon a corpse. Attributes: arrow, ax, blue lotus, bow, cup, image of Aksobhya on crown, knife, skull, snake, staff, sword, tiger skin and trident. Three-eyed....
Goddess name
"Vajravarahi (diamond sow)"
Buddhist / Mahayana / / Lamaist / Tibet Goddess. An emanation of VAIROCANA and sometimes identified as the SAKTI of HEVAJIRA. In Lamaism she accompanies VAJRADAKA. She is depicted treading on a man. Color: red. Attributes: principally club, cup, image of Vairocana on the crown and knife, but with an assortment of other attributes from time to time. Three-eyed and three-headed....
Goddess name
"Buddhalocana (Buddha's eye)"
Buddhist / Shingon Goddess. A female buddha (see LOCANA)....
God name
"Natha"
Buddhist / Sri Lanka Tutelary god. One of four local emanations of the BODHISATTVA AVALOKITESVARA....
Goddess name
"Khen-Ma"
Buddhist / Tibet Goddess. The female controller of the earth's demons, attended by a ram. Attribute: a golden noose....
Demon name
"Khen-Pa"
Buddhist / Tibet God. The male counterpart of KHEN-MA, he controls the demons of heaven, attended by a white dog. Attribute: a crystal staff....
God name
"Khyung-Gai mGo-Can"
Buddhist / Tibet Local god. Equating to the Hindu god GARUDA....
God name
"Kun-Rig (knowing all)"
Buddhist / Tibet God. Four-headed form of VAIROCANA. Attribute: prayer wheel....
God name
"Nan-Sgrub (the black one)"
Buddhist / Tibet God. Possibly a counterpart of the Hindu god KALA. In Lamaism he is a form of YAMA. He stands upon a man. Color: dark blue. Attributes: cup and knife....
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....
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
"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 / Vajrayana Goddess of logical analysis. One of a group of four. Color: green. Attributes: jewel and noose....
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
"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....
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
"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
"N u a sam"
Buddhist / Vajrayana Goddess of etymological analysis. One of a group of four. Color: red. Attributes: chain and lotus....
Goddess name
"Prabhakari (light-maker)"
Buddhist / Vajrayana Minor goddess. One of several deified BHUMIS recognized as different spiritual spheres through which a disciple passes. Color: red. Attributes: Sun disc on a great lotus and staff....
Goddess name
"Pramudita (delighted)"
Buddhist / Vajrayana Minor goddess. One of several deified BHUMIS recognized as different spiritual spheres through which a disciple passes. Color: red. Attributes: jewel and staff....
Goddess name
"Pratibhanapratisamvit"
Buddhist / Vajrayana Goddess of context analysis. One of a group of four. Color: green. Attributes: three-pronged staff and bell....
Goddess name
"Sadhumati (good)"
Buddhist / Vajrayana Minor goddess. One of several deified BHUMIS recognized as different spiritual spheres through which a disciple passes. Color: white. Attributes: staff, and sword on a blue lotus....
Goddess name
"Samantaprabha (possessing universal splendor)"
Buddhist / Vajrayana Minor goddess. One of several deified BHUMIS recognized as different spiritual spheres through which a disciple passes. Color: red. Attributes: an image of AMITABHA carried in the hand, and a staff....
Goddess name
"Sudurjaya (very difficult to conquer)"
Buddhist / Vajrayana Minor goddess. One of several deified BHUMIS recognized as different spiritual spheres through which a disciple passes. Color: yellow. Attributes: emerald and staff....
God name
"Vajragarbha (substance of a thunderbolt)"
Buddhist / Vajrayana God. A BODHISATTVA or buddha-designate. Color: blue. Attributes: blue lotus, Book and staff....
Goddess name
"Vimala (stainless)"
Buddhist / Vajrayana Minor goddess. One of several deified BHUMIS recognized as different spiritual spheres through which a disciple passes. Color: white. Attributes: lotus and staff....
Deities name
"Yamari (enemy of Yama)"
Buddhist / Vajrayana God. Probably influenced by the Hindu deities SIVA and YAMA. His vehicle is a buffalo, his color red and his attributes a club, a cup, a noose and a staff....
Goddess name
"Pukkasi"
Buddhist / Vajrayana / / Lamaist / Tibet Goddess of terrifying appearance. One of a group of gauri. Color: yellowish white or blue. Attribute: waterjar....
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....
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....
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....
Spirit name
"Vajrapani"
Buddhist / mainly Tibet God. An emanation of AKSOBHYA but also sometimes identified with ADIBUDDBA. Generally thought to reflect the second DHYANIBUDDHA or spiritual meditation buddba. Sometimes depicted with a peacock. Alternatively considered to be a counterpart of the Hindu god INDRA. Color: dark blue or white. Attributes: noose, snake and staff. Also AcalaVajrapani; Acarya-Vajrapani....

"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....
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....
God name
"MyokennBooklhisattva"
Buddhist Chinese Astral god. The apotheosis of the Pole Star, equating with AME-NO-KAGASEWO in Japanese Shintoism....
Deity name
"Amida"
Buddhist / Japan A primordial deity

"Sadaksari[Lokesvara]"
Buddhist / Lamaist / Tibet A variety of Avalokitesvara that is incarnate in succession of the Dali Lamas
Goddess name
"Aparajita"
Buddhist / Mahayana A minor god / goddess

"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
"Candesvari"
Buddhist / Mayhayana A minor goddess that stands upon a corpse
Goddess name
"Jnanadakini"
Buddhist / Mayhayana A goddess associated with, or whose name means, knowledge
Goddess name
"Mayajalakrama-Kurukulla"
Buddhist / Mayhayana A goddess
Goddess name
"Pradipatara"
Buddhist / Mayhayana A minor goddess of light
Goddess name
"Puspatara"
Buddhist / Mayhayana A minor goddess
Goddess name
"Ruoini"
Buddhist / Mayhayana A minor goddess
God name
"Smrti"
Buddhist / Mayhayana A minor god
Goddess name
"Sukla-Tara"
Buddhist / Mayhayana A goddess an emanation of all the meditation Buddhas
Goddess name
"Varahmukio"
Buddhist / Mayhayana A minor goddess
Goddess name
"Vasumattisri"
Buddhist / Mayhayana A minor goddess
Goddess name
"Tara"
Buddhist / Mayhayana / Vajrayana A goddess, the epitaph of the mother of the Buddha[Maya]
Goddess name
"Suraksini"
Buddhist / Meola A minor goddess
God name
"Vidyraja"
Buddhist / Meola A tutelary god concerned with the implementation of the law
God name
"Natha"
Buddhist / Sri Lanka A tutelary god
Demon name
"Bi-har"
Buddhist / Tibet A Guardian deity that protects against demons
God name
"Gur-Gyi Mgon-Po"
Buddhist / Tibet A god of tents
Goddess name
"Lhamo/ Lha Mo"
Buddhist / Tibet A goddess of the Bon pantheon
Goddess name
"Sri[devi]"
Buddhist / Tibet A goddess of terrible appearance & Royal attire
God name
"Suparikiritanaasri"
Buddhist / Tibet A physician god
God name
"Surarnadhadravimalaratnaprabhasa"
Buddhist / Tibet A physician god
Goddess name
"Vasantadevi"
Buddhist / Tibet A goddess of spring
Goddess name
"Samantaorabha"
Buddhist / Vjratana A minor goddess

"Da-Shi-Zhi"
Buddhist / China One of Amitabha Buddha's two great female Bodhisattva companions in the Pure Land. Buddhist / China
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

"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

"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.

"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
God name
"Emma O"
Buddhist / Japan God of death and lord of hell. Buddhist / Japan
Spirit name
"Bhutadamara"
Buddhist / Mahayana Turmoil of the spirits four-armed God. Buddhist / Mahayana
Goddess name
"Dhanada"
Buddhist / Mahayana Form of the goddess Tara. Buddhist / Mahayana

"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
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
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
God name
"Cauri"
Buddhist / Tibet A fly-whisk held by attendants of a god or royal person. Buddhist / Tibet
Goddess name
"Cunda"
Buddhist / Tibet Goddess considered a deification of literature. Buddhist / Tibet
God name
"Gur-Gyi"
Buddhist / Tibet Angry-one-of-the-tent. God of tents. Buddhist / Tibet
God name
"Sikhin"
Buddhist / Tibet Physician god. Buddhist / Tibet
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....
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....
Goddess name
"Vetali"
BuddhistLamaist / Tibet Goddess of terrifying appearance. One of a group of gauri. Color: red. Attribute: a chain....
Goddess name
"Kuan-Yin"
China Merciful One. A Buddhist boddhisattva and Asian Goddess. China
God name
"Laughing Buddha"
China Popular Buddhist deity; god of happiness and wealth. China
God name
"Mi-Lo Fo"
Chinese Buddhist God. The local name given to the BODHISATTVA MAITREYA. Like the Indian model he is represented as a rubicund figure. Attributes include roses and a purse....
Goddess name
"Hayasya"
Hindu (1) horse god. Probably identical with Hayagriva.(2) horse goddess. Buddhist. Attribute: the head of a horse....
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....
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....
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....

"Lokapaia (protectors of the world)"
Hindu / Buddhist Guardians of the four directions. Often placed in pairs at the entrance to tombs....
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....
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
"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
"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
"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
"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....
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....
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....
Demon name
"Rama (pleasing)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Incarnation of the god VIS NU. The seventh avatara (sun aspect) of Vis nu. Rama began as a comparatively minor incarnation who became one of the great heroes of the Ramayana epic, as well as featuring in the Mahabharata. The son of Dasaratha and Kausalya, he was a king of Ayodhya who, in the Ramayana, slew the demon Ravana that had captured his consort SITA and was upheld as a deity par excellence in respect of manhood and honor, though his subsequent treatment of his wife might be regarded as cavalier (see Sita). The Ramayana epic was composed by the poet and sage Valmeeki during the reign of Ramachandra and it gave form to a story that had been in existence for many centuries as an oral tradition. Valmeeki portrayed Rama not as an incarnate deity but as a great mortal hero. The saga is strongly political and serves to unite a vast and fragmented people in a common focus, irrespective of caste and language. It defines the historical schism between the Hindu culture of India and the largely Buddhist tradition of Sri Lanka. Rama rides in a chariot and is depicted in human form with two arms, typically holding a sugar cane bow and with a quiver at his shoulder. Also Ramacandra....
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
"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....
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....
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....
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
"Suridara (charming)"
Hindu / Puranic (1) Goddess. A prosperous aspect of the god SIVA. 2 Minor goddess. Buddhist (Mahayana). An attendant of BUDDHAKAPALA....