Cundi is a bodhisattva venerated in the Mahayana Buddhism and is also known as a Bhagavati, or “mother of buddhas”.
She is known as Juntei Kannon in Japanese.
Mother of all Deities of Lotus class
Cundi Bodhisattva is the mother of all the deities of the Lotus class, she is therefore known as the Mother of Seven Kotis of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. She is all powerful, and her Tantric epithet is the Most Victorious Vajra.
Cundi is depicted with eighteen arms, each wielding implements that symbolize upaya. Her eighteen arms also represent the eighteen merits of attaining Buddhahood.
Cundi is attended by two dragons (naga) kings who stand guard by her lotus throne. These two dragon kings are Nanda and Upananda. Devotees pray to Maha Cundi Bodhisattva for protection from all kinds of harm.
To have more information about symbols and meaning of her eighteen arms go through our blog post- Cundi Bodhisattva and her Eighteen Arms
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