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Ucchusma
Ucchuṣma (Chinese and Japanese phonetic translations: 烏枢沙摩明王, 烏枢瑟摩明王, 烏瑟沙摩明王 or 烏芻沙摩明王, Japanese: Ususama Myōō; Chinese significant name: 除穢金剛 Chúhuì Jīngāng, lit. Vajra purifying the unclean) is a vidyaraja (wisdom king) in the Vajrayana
Vajrayana
sect of Buddhism. He is also known by various other names such as Burning Impurity Kongo, Jusoku Kongo (受触金剛) and Kazu Kongo (火頭金剛). His full name is Great Strength Furious Diamond Ucchuṣma, in Sanskrit
Sanskrit
"Vajra Krodha Mahābala Ucchuṣma", in Chinese 大力威怒金刚烏芻使摩 (Dàlì wēinù jīngāng Wūchúshǐmó), from the Chinese version of the Sūtra of Mahābala and the Tibetan version of the Ārya Mahābala-Nāma-Mahāyāna Sūtra. In Japan, Ucchuṣma is a guardian of the bathroom, where his effigy is often present
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Atago Gongen
Atago Gongen
Gongen
(愛宕権現) is a Japanese kami believed to be the local avatar (Gongen) of Buddhist bodhisattva Jizō. The cult originated in Shugendō
Shugendō
practices on Mount Atago
Mount Atago
in Kyoto, and Atago Gongen
Gongen
is worshiped as a protector against fire.[1] There are some nine hundred Atago Shrines around Japan.[2] See also[edit]Gongen Shinbutsu shūgō Honji suijaku Atago Shrine (Kyoto) Atago Shrine (Tokyo)References[edit]^ "Encyclopedia of Shinto - Atago Shinkō". Kokugakuin. Archived from the original on 19 May 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2011.  ^ "Atago Jinja - about". Atago Jinja. Archived from the original on 17 May 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2011. This article related to religion in Japan is a stub
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Maitreya
— Events —Death Resurrection Last JudgementJewishMessianismBook of Daniel KabbalahTaoistLi HongZoroastrianFrashokereti SaoshyantInter-religiousEnd times Apocalypticism2012 phenomenonMillenarianism Last Judgment Resurrection
Resurrection
of the deadGog and Magog Messianic Agev t eA statue of the bodhisattva Maitreya, at Kōryū-ji Maitreya
Maitreya
(Sanskrit), Metteyya (Pali), is regarded as a future Buddha of this world in Buddhist eschatology. In some Buddhist literature, such as the Amitabha Sutra
Amitabha Sutra
and the Lotus Sutra, he is referred to as Ajita. According to Buddhist tradition, Maitreya
Maitreya
is a bodhisattva who will appear on Earth in the future, achieve complete enlightenment, and teach the pure dharma
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Ebisu (mythology)
Ebisu (恵比須, 恵比寿, 夷, 戎), also transliterated Webisu (ゑびす, see historical kana orthography) or called Hiruko (蛭子) or Kotoshiro-nushi-no-kami (事代主神), is the Japanese god of fishermen and luck. He is one of the Seven Gods of Fortune
Seven Gods of Fortune
(七福神, Shichifukujin), and the only one of the seven to originate purely from Japan
Japan
without any Hindu or Chinese influence.Contents1 Origins as Hiruko 2 Legend 3 Cultural relevance 4 ReferencesOrigins as Hiruko[edit]Statue of Ebisu in Kesennuma, JapanIn medieval times, Ebisu's origin came to be tied together with that of Hiruko - the first child of Izanagi
Izanagi
and Izanami, born without bones (or, in some stories, without arms and legs) due to his mother's transgression during the marriage ritual
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Vaisravana
Vaiśravaṇa
Vaiśravaṇa
(Sanskrit) or Vessavaṇa (Pali; Tibetan: རྣམ་ཐོས་སྲས་, Lhasa dialect IPA: Namtösé, simplified Chinese: 多闻天王; traditional Chinese: 多聞天王; pinyin: Duōwén Tiānwáng, Bishamonten (毘沙門天)), is the name of one of the Four Heavenly Kings, and is considered an important figure in Japanese Buddhism.Contents1 Names 2 Characteristics 3 In Theravāda tradition 4 In Japan 5 In Tibet 6 In Thailand 7 See also 8 ReferencesNames[edit] The name
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Fukurokuju
In Japan, Fukurokuju
Fukurokuju
(福禄寿) (from Japanese fuku, "happiness"; roku, "wealth"; and ju, "longevity") is one of the Seven Lucky Gods
Seven Lucky Gods
in Japanese mythology.[1] It has been theorized that he is a Japanese assimilation of the Chinese Three Star Gods
Three Star Gods
(Fulushou) embodied in one deity. Most related in appearance to the Chinese star god Shou, he is the God of wisdom and longevity. According to some, before attaining divinity, he was a Chinese hermit of the Song Dynasty
Song Dynasty
and a reincarnation of the Taoist
Taoist
god Xuanwu
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Juroujin
In Japan, Jurōjin
Jurōjin
(寿老人) is one of the Seven Gods of Fortune
Seven Gods of Fortune
or Shichifukujin, according to Taoist
Taoist
beliefs. He is the God of longevity.[1][2] Jurōjin
Jurōjin
originated from the Chinese Taoist
Taoist
god, the Old Man of the South Pole. He is known as the immortal of the Northern Song dynasty (960 – 1127), and may have been a historical figure of the period.[2][3] Jurōjin
Jurōjin
is identified as the personification of the Southern Polar Star.[2] While paintings and statues of Jurōjin
Jurōjin
are considered auspicious, he never developed a following independent of the other deities Seven Gods of Fortune. Jurōjin
Jurōjin
is often identified with Fukurokuju, another of the Several Gods of Fortune
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Brahma (Buddhism)
Brahmā is a leading god (deva) and heavenly king in Buddhism.[1][2] He was adopted from other Indian religions such as Hinduism
Hinduism
that considered him a protector of teachings (dharmapala),[3] and he is never depicted in early Buddhist texts
Buddhist texts
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Deities
A deity (/ˈdiːəti/ ( listen) or /ˈdeɪ.əti/ ( listen))[1] is a hypothetical supernatural being considered divine or sacred.[2] The Oxford Dictionary of English defines deity as "a god or goddess (in a polytheistic religion)", or anything revered as divine.[3] C
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Yamantaka
Yamāntaka (Sanskrit: यमान्तक Yamāntaka or Vajrabhairava Tibetan: གཤིན་རྗེ་གཤེད་, རྡོ་རྗེ་འཇིགས་བྱེད།, Wylie: gshin rje gshed; rdo rje 'jigs byed; Korean: 대위덕명왕 DaeWiDeokMyeongWang; Japanese: 大威徳明王 Daitokumyōō; Chinese: 大威德金剛; pinyin: Dà Wēidé Jīngāng; Mongolian: Эрлэгийн Жаргагчи Erlig-jin Jarghagchi) is the "lord of death" deity of Vajrayana
Vajrayana
Buddhism.[1] Sometimes he is conceptualized as "conqueror of death".[2] He belongs of the
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Avatars
ArtsBharatanatyam Kathak Kathakali Kuchipudi Manipuri Mohiniyattam Odissi Sattriya Bhagavata Mela Yakshagana Dandiya Raas Carnatic musicRites of passageGarbhadhana Pumsavana Simantonayana Jatakarma Namakarana Nishkramana Annaprashana Chudakarana Karnavedha Vidyarambha Upanayana Keshanta Ritushuddhi Samavartana Vivaha AntyeshtiAshrama DharmaAshrama: Brahmacharya Grihastha Vanaprastha SannyasaFestivalsDiwali Holi Shivaratri Navaratri Durga
Durga
Puja Ramlila Vijayadashami-Dussehra


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Vajrayana
New branches:Blue Lotus AssemblyGateway of the Hidden FlowerNew Kadampa BuddhismShambhala BuddhismTrue Awakening TraditionHistoryTantrismMahasiddhaSahajaPursuitBuddhahood BodhisattvaKalachakraPracticesGeneration stage Completion stagePhowaTantric techniques: Fourfold division:KriyayogaCharyayogaYogatantraAnuttarayogatantraTwofold division:Inner TantrasOuter TantrasThought forms and visualisation:MandalaMantraMudraThangkaYantraYoga: Deity
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Akasagarbha
Ākāśagarbha
Ākāśagarbha
Bodhisattva
Bodhisattva
(Sanskrit: Chinese: 虛空藏菩薩; pinyin: Xūkōngzàng Púsà; Japanese pronunciation: Kokūzō Bosatsu; Korean: 허공장보살; romaja: Heogongjang Bosal, Standard Tibetan Namkha'i Nyingpo, Vietnamese Hư Không Tạng Bồ Tát) is a bodhisattva who is associated with the great element (mahābhūta) of space (ākāśa).Contents1 Overview 2 Sutras 3 Mantras 4 References4.1 Bibliography5 External linksOverview[edit]Painting of Ākāśagarbha, Japan, 13th century Ākāśagarbha
Ākāśagarbha
is regarded[who?] as one of the eight great bodhisattvas
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Mahapratisara
Mahapratisara
Mahapratisara
(Ch: 大随求菩薩; Jp: Daizuigu) is a Bodhisattva belonging to the Mahayana
Mahayana
and Vajrayana
Vajrayana
sects.[1] She is sometimes presented as the consort of Vairocana.[2] Notes[edit]^ Indian Civilization and Culture by Suhas Chatterjee p.307 [1] ^ Kathmandu Valley painting: the Jucker collection by Hugo Kreijger, Ernst Jucker p.27 [2]v t eBodhisattvasGeneral listAvalokitesvara (Guanyin) Manjushri Samantabhadra Kshitigarbha Maitreya Mahasthamaprapta ĀkāśagarbhaChineseSkanda Sangharama (Guan Yu)VajrayanaPadmasambhava Mandarava Tara Vajrapani Vajrasattva Sitatapatra CundiOtherB. R
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Manjusri
Mañjuśrī is a bodhisattva associated with prajñā (insight) in Mahayana
Mahayana
Buddhism. In Tibetan Buddhism, he is also a yidam. His name means "Gentle Glory" in Sanskrit.[1] Mañjuśrī is also known by the fuller name of Mañjuśrīkumārabhūta,[2] literally "Mañjuśrī, Still a Youth" or, less literally, "Prince Mañjuśrī".Contents1 In Mahāyāna Buddhism 2 Vajrayana
Vajrayana
Buddhism 3 Iconography 4 Mantras 5 In Buddhist cultures5.1 In China 5.2 In Tibet 5.3 In Nepal 5.4 In Japan 5.5 In Indonesia6 Gallery 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External linksIn Mahāyāna Buddhism[edit] Manjushri
Manjushri
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Samantabhadra
Samantabhadra
Samantabhadra
(Sanskrit, "Universal Worthy") is a bodhisattva in Mahayana
Mahayana
Buddhism
Buddhism
associated with practice and meditation. Together with Gautama Buddha
Gautama Buddha
and his fellow bodhisattva Mañjuśrī, he forms the Shakyamuni
Shakyamuni
trinity in Buddhism. He is the patron of the Lotus Sutra
Sutra
and, according to the Avatamsaka Sutra, made the ten great vows which are the basis of a bodhisattva. In Chinese Buddhism, Samantabhadra
Samantabhadra
is known as Puxian and is associated with action, whereas Mañjuśrī is associated with prajñā (transcendent wisdom). In Japan, this bodhisattva is often venerated by the Tendai
Tendai
and in Shingon Buddhism, and as the protector of the Lotus Sutra
Lotus Sutra
by Nichiren Buddhism
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