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Bodhisattva
In Buddhism, a bodhisattva (Sanskrit: बोधिसत्त्व bodhisattva; Pali: बोधिसत्त bodhisatta) is an enlightened (bodhi) being (sattva). Traditionally, a bodhisattva is anyone who, motivated by grea...
Buddhahood
In Buddhism, buddhahood (Sanskrit: बुद्धत्व buddhatva; Pali: बुद्धत्त buddhatta or बुद्धभाव buddhabhāva) is the state of perfect enlightenment (Sanskrit: सम्यक्सम्बोधि samyaksambodhi; Pali...
Dharmapala
In Vajrayana Buddhism, a dharmapāla (Wylie: chos skyong) is a type of wrathful deity. The name means "Dharma-defender" in Sanskrit, and the dharmapālas are also known as the Defenders of the Law (Dha...
Lokapala
Lokapāla, Sanskrit and Pāli for "guardian of the world", has different uses depending on whether it is found in a Hindu or Buddhist context.
In Buddhism, lokapāla (Wylie: 'jig rten pa'i srung ma) ...
Iṣṭha-deva(tā) (Buddhism)
Yidam is a type of deity associated with tantric or Vajrayana Buddhism said to be manifestations of Buddhahood or enlightened mind. During personal meditation (sādhana) practice, the yogi identifies t...
Niguma
Niguma is considered as one of most important and highly-appreciated yogini or Vajrayana teachers and dakini and the founder of the Shangpa Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism.
Only few facts are kno...
Guanyin
Guanyin (in pinyin; previous transliterations Quan Yin, Kwan Yin, or Kuanyin) is an East Asian deity of mercy, and a bodhisattva associated with compassion as venerated by Mahayana Buddhists. The nam...
Hindu milk miracle
The Hindu milk miracle was a phenomenon, considered by many Hindus as a miracle, which started on 21 September 1995, in which statues of the Hindu deity Ganesha allegedly "drank" milk offerings. It at...
Sumedha Buddha
According to Theravada Buddhism's Pali canon's Buddhavamsa and its commentary, Sumedha Buddha is the eleventh of twenty-four Buddhas who preceded the historical Gotama Buddha. Sumedha Buddha was born...
Dorje Pakmo
In Tibetan Buddhism, Vajravārāhī ("The Diamond Sow", Tibetan: ་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཕག་མོ, Wylie: rdo rje phag mo Dorje Pakmo), is a wrathful form of Vajrayogini associated particularly with the Cakrasaṃv...
Asura (Buddhism)
Asura (Sanskrit, Pāli: असुर; Tibetan: Lha-ma-yin; Japanese: 阿修羅 Ashura; Korean: 아수라; Chinese: 阿修羅; pinyin: Āxiūluō, Vietnamese: A tu la) in Buddhism is the name of the lowest ranks of the deit...
Cundi (Buddhism)
Cundī (Wylie: skul byed ma, Chinese: 準提菩薩) is a buddha or bodhisattva venerated in Mahāyāna Buddhism, with emphasis of her practice in Vajrayana Buddhism. Her origins lie with a yakshini cult in B...
Eternal Unborn Mother
Wusheng Laomu (Chinese: 無生老母; pinyin: Wúshēng Lǎomǔ; literally: "Unborn Ancient Mother, Eternal Ancient Mother, Limitless Ancient Mother"), also known simply as Unborn Mother, or as the Wu...
Dragon dance
Dragon dance (simplified Chinese: 舞龙; traditional Chinese: 舞龍; pinyin: wǔ lóng) is a form of traditional dance and performance in Chinese culture. Like the lion dance it is most often see...
Four Heavenly Kings
In the Buddhist faith, the Four Heavenly Kings are four gods, each of whom watches over one cardinal direction of the world. In Chinese they are known collectively as the "Fēng Tiáo Yǔ Shùn" (simplifi...
Supratisthitacaritra
Supratiṣṭhitacāritra (Skt: सुप्रतिष्ठितचरित्र; Chinese: 安立行; pinyin: ānlì xíng; Japanese: Anryūgyō), also known as Firm Practice, is one of the four great perfected bodhisattvas mentioned in the 15th ...
Kubera
Kubera (Sanskrit: कुबेर, Pali/later Sanskrit: Kuvera) also spelt Kuber, is the Lord of Wealth and the god-king of the semi-divine Yakshas in Hindu mythology. He is regarded as the regent of the No...
Vemacitrin
Vemacitrin (Sanskrit) or Vepacitti (Pāli) is the name of a leader of the Asuras who figures prominently in many Buddhist sūtras.Vemacitrin is the most prominent of the leaders of the Asuras in their f...
Ganesha
Ganesha (/ɡəˈneɪʃə/; Sanskrit: गणेश, Gaṇeśa;  listen ), also known as Ganapati and Vinayaka, is one of the best-known and most worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon. His image is fou...
Guardians of the directions
The Guardians of the Directions (Sanskrit: दिक्पाल, Dikpāla) are the deities who rule the specific directions of space according to Hinduism and Vajrayāna Buddhism—especially Kālacakra. As a group of ...
Indranama
Indranama, in Pali Language, means the ruler of the Trāyastriśa Heaven in Buddhist cosmology, Śakra.
Gyalpo spirits
Gyalpo spirits are one of the eight classes of haughty gods and spirits (Wylie: lha srin sde brgyad) in Tibetan mythology and religion. Gyalpo (Tibetan: རྒྱལ་པོ, Wylie: rgyal po), a word whic...