Dharmapala is Buddhist protectors, deities that are entrusted with the role of protection for both the religion and the followers.
There are two classes, enlightened protectors (jnanapala) and worldly protectors (lokapala).
A dharmapāla is a type of wrathful god in Buddhism.
The name means "dharma protector" in Sanskrit, and the dharmapālas are also known as the Defenders of the Justice (Dharma), or the Guardians of the Law.
There are two kinds of dharmapala, Worldly Guardians (lokapala) and Wisdom Protectors (jnanapala).
Only Wisdom Protectors are enlightened beings.
In Vajrayana iconography and thangka depictions, dharmapala are fearsome beings, often with many heads, many hands, or many feet.
Vajrapani is one of the earliest and most recognizable characters of Buddhist art. He is known for carrying a vajra scepter and being a close attendant to the historical Buddha according to the MahayanaSutras. In Vajrayana, Buddhism Vajrapani is entrusted to safeguard all of the Tantra literature and in this regard, he is known as Guhyapati - the Lord of Secrets.
Different Forms of Vajrapani
Vajrapani manifests in a variety of forms and looks, ranging from placid .
Panjarnata Mahakala is the protector of the Hevajra cycle of Tantras. The iconography and rituals of Panjarnata Mahakala are found in the 18th chapter of the Vajra Panjara Tantra which an exclusive 'explanatory tantra' to the Hevajra Tantra itself.
Life of Panjarnata Mahakala
In this section, we are going to learn about the life of Panjarnata Mahakala, after that, the short etymological description of the word Panjarnata Mahakala itself.
Panjarnata Mahakala is the main protector of the .
Begtse Chen is known as the main protector for the Hayagriva cycle of practice. Begtse Chen is a Dharmapala and the lord of war in origin a pre-Buddhist war god of the Mongols. Begtse Chen is known as the Great Coat of Mail in English and Begtse Chen is also known as Prana Atma in Sanskrit.
The iconography of Begtse Chen
In the iconography of Begtse Chen, we are going to learn about his body picture, .
Medicine Buddha is also known as Vaidurya Prabha Raja. MedicineBuddha is also called the King of Lapis Lazuli or Sapphire Light.
The Viability of Medicine Buddha
In this portion, we are going to learn about the viability of Medicine Buddha. After that, we will learn the short etymological description of the word Medicine Buddha itself.
Etymology of Medicine Buddha
Medicine Buddha is called Bhaishajyagur in Sanskrit. Medicine Buddha is also known as sang Gye men la in .
Shri Devi is not one entity or personality. Depending on the form of Shri Devi she could be a wrathful emanation of a number of different deities such as Shri Devi Magzor Gyalmo is the wrathful form of Sarasvati. Some forms of Shri Devi with four arms such as Dudusolma are the wrathful form of Shri Lakshmi. There are dozens of different variations and forms of Shri Devi.
Shri Devi wrathful with one face and .
Lion-faced Dakini is a secret form of Vajrayogini also has a relationship to Troma and the practice of chöd. She is appropriate for clearing obstacles of the most pervasive and malignant kind and cutting through the “three poisons” of mind.
This ancient practice has been important in Tibetan Buddhism since the time of Guru Rinpoche. PeGyal Lingpa received this revelation directly from Padmasambhava, appearing in a red-black form, instead of the more common dark blue .
Tibetan Buddhism has such a unifying symbol, known variously as a Refuge assembly, Field of Merit, or Refuge Tree. It is known as a Refuge assembly because it is a visualized gathering of figures representing the three Refuges.
It is known as a Field of Merit because by visualizing a great array of Enlightened figures and then making offerings to them, and by performing other skillful actions, such as committing oneself to the Bodhisattva path .