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danielwamba: “  In the Newar Buddhist tradition, Vighnantaka is an important Tantric deity and belongs to the group of ten wrathful diesties known as Dasamahakrodha. The deities are visualized as part of a preparatory ritual, to purify and rid...

In the Newar Buddhist tradition, Vighnantaka is an important Tantric deity and belongs to the group of ten wrathful diesties known as Dasamahakrodha. The deities are visualized as part of a preparatory ritual, to purify and rid oneself of the.

Vajravarahi note the sow's head in hair. The distinguishing iconographic attribute is a sow head (varahi) placed either on the right side of her head or on the top of her head. Because of this sow's head, sometimes she is called the 'two-faced' Vajrayogini (shal nyi ma).

Vajravarahi note the sow's head in hair. The distinguishing iconographic attribute is a sow head (varahi) placed either on the right side of her head or on the top of her head. Because of this sow's head, sometimes she is called the 'two-faced' Vajrayogini (shal nyi ma).

Tibetan Buddhist Thangka of Rahula (wrathful Dharma protector).

Tibetan Buddhist Thangka of Rahula (wrathful Dharma protector).

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Tibetan Skeleton Dance Costume with Stag Mask, early century. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Manjushri taught Padma the calculations of astrology at China's Five Peaked Mountain

Manjushri taught Padma the calculations of astrology at China's Five Peaked Mountain

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