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The One Hundred Methods of Accomplishment

By Ngorchen Konchog Lhundrub (1497-1557), bibliographic information.

(Based on the Bari Gyatsa of Bari Lotsawa Rinchen Drag, 1040-1112 [P3731]).

1. Muni Vajrasana (Shakyamuni)
2. Stira Chakra Manjushri
3. Arapachana Manjushri
4. Manjuvajra
5. Manjuvajra Panchadeva
6. Vadi Raja Manjushri
7. Maha Raja Manjushri
8. Vidyadhara Pitaka Samskipta Manjushri
9. Ananga Vajra Manjushri
1O. Dharmadhatu Vagishvara (Manjushri)
11. Manjushri Namasangiti
12. Siddha Kavira (Manjushri)
13. Manjushri Prajna Chakra
14. Krishna Yamari
15. Krishna Yamari
16. Krishna Yamari
17. Shri Vajradharma (Avalokiteshvara)
18. Arya Simhanada (Avalokiteshvara)
19. Hala Hala Lokeshvara (Avalokiteshvara)
2O. Khasarpani (Avalokiteshvara)
21. Avalokiteshvara Shadakshara
22. Hari Hari Hari Avalokiteshvara
23. Padmanarteshvara (Avalokiteshvara)
24. Arya Avalokiteshvara
25. Arya Tara
26. Sita Tara
27. Khadiravana Tara
28. Sita Tara
29. Oddiyana Marichi
3O. Kalpoktam Marichi
31. Kalpoktam Vidhina Sita Marichi
32. Ashokakanta Marichi
33. Oddiyana Krama Marichi
34. Chunda
35. Arya Jambhala (Yellow)
36. Ucchusma Jambhala (Black)
37. Vasudhara
38. Arya Bhrikuti
39. Arya Maitreya
4O. Prajnaparamita
41. Prajnaparamita
42. Prajnaparamita
43. Prajnaparamita
44. Achala
45. Vajra Humkara
46. Parnashavari
47. Vajra Sarasvati
48. Vighnantaka
49. Ekajati
5O. Arya Janguli
51. Kurukulla
52. Kalpoktam Kurukulla
53. Kurukulla
54. Oddiyana Vinirgata Kurukulla
55. Trailokyavashamkara Lokeshvara
56. Shri Jambhala
57. Mahachinakrama Tara
58. Vajra Tara
59. Rakta Yamari
6O. Ushnishavijaya
61. Maha Pratisara
62. Mahamayuri
63. Maha Sahasrapramardana
64. Maha Mantramanudharani
65. Maha Sitavani
66. Maha Pratyangira
67. Dhvajagrakeyura
68. Aparajita
69. Arya Vajra Gandhari
7O. Shri Mahakala
71. Vajra Shringkhala
72. Mahabala
73. Arya Sitatapatra
74. Shri Hayagriva
75. Shri Hevajra
76. Vajra Nairatmya
77. Vajravarahi
78. Sukla Tara

[1] Muni Vajrasana [Shakyamuni Buddha].
[Above] blue Visnu, white Brahma, green Indra and red Ishvara...a lion supported jeweled throne, multi-coloured lotus and vajra together with a moon disc...Muni Vajrasana with one face and two hands. The right is in the gesture of subduing and the left in the gesture of meditative equipoise. Seated in the vajrasana posture. Wearing saffron religious robes and adorned with the thirty-two major and eighty minor marks of perfection. Having the appearance of holiness. To the right is Maitreya, yellow, holding in the right hand a jeweled yak-tail fan and in the left a branch of the naga tree together with a flower. To the left is Avalokiteshvara, white, holding a jeweled yak-tail fan in the right hand and in the left a white lotus. Both have jewel ornaments, garments of silk and are seated looking at the face of the Bhagavan.

[2] Stira Chakra Manjushri.
Lord Manjushri Stira Chakra Bhavana, with a colour like fresh saffron, one face, two hands, the right holding aloft a sword and the left holding to the heart the One Hundred Thousand [versed] book; having jewel ornaments and garments of silk. Seated with the feet in the vajrasana [posture].

[3] Arapachana Manjushri.
White Lord Manjushri Arapachana, holding in the right [hand] a sword [and in] the left a book, in the same manner as before, with ornaments, garments and seated.

[4] Manjuvajra.
Youthful Manjushri, with three faces and six hands. The main face having a saffron colour, the right blue, the left white. With six hands in the three right are a sword, arrow [and gesture] of supreme generosity. In the left is the Prajnaparamita book, a blue utpala and bow. In the same manner as before, with ornaments, garments and seated.

[5] Manjuvajra.
Above a peacock throne is a red lotus with four petals. In the middle and each of the four directions are moon discs. In the middle...is Manjuvajra. In the four directions beginning in the east are Moha Kumari, Mag Kumari, Irshya Kumari and Kula Kumari. [All] have bodies red in colour and hold a vajra and bell. In the same manner as before, with ornaments, garments and seated.

[6] Vadi Raja Manjushri.
[Above] a blue lion with the head looking to the right, in the middle, is a lotus, moon...Vadi Raja Manjushri, with a body colour like melted gold. The two hands are held at the heart performing the Dharma teaching gesture [and] the left holds a blue utpala with a Prajnaparamita book resting upon it. With the same ornaments and garments, seated in the lalitaraja posture. At the front left is Krodha Yama, with a body blue in colour, one face and two hands. The right is held supporting the shin of the Blessed One and the left holds a lasso. With three eyes and bared fangs, yellow hair bristling upwards, the head adorned with a garland of skulls and wearing a lower garment of tiger skin; standing in a manner looking at the face of the Lord.

[7] Maharaja Manjushri.
[Above] a lion, lotus and moon...is Manjushri with a body orange in colour, one face and two hands, seated in the lalitaraja [posture]. The right hand is extended with the palm down on the right knee, the left holds to the heart a blue utpala stem, with the petals blossoming beside the ear, the same ornaments and garments.

[8] Vidhyadhara Pitaka Samkshepta.
[Above] a lotus and moon is white Manjushri Arapachana. Holding a sword and a book, the same ornaments and garments, seated in the lalitaraja [posture].

[9] Anangavajra Manjughosha.
Anangavajra Manjughosa, a body yellow in colour, with six hands. The first two hold a flower bow drawn near to the ear with the arrow tipped with a red utpala [flower]. The middle two hold a sword and blue utpala, the lower two, a mirror and branch of the ashoka tree. With the same ornaments and garments. Seated in a manner with the left leg extended.

[10] Dharmadhatu Vagishvara.
White Dharmadhatu Vagishvara, with four white faces, eight hands, the first two in the Dharma teaching gesture. The three lower right hold a sword, arrow and vajra. The three lower left, a Prajnaparamita book, bow and bell. With the same ornaments and garments. Seated in the vajrasana [posture].

[11] Manjushri Namasangiti.
Lord Manjushri, with three faces and four hands. Having a reddish tinge the body and main face are white. The first two hands hold a sword and book, the lower two an arrow and bow, with the same ornaments and garments.

[12] Arya Manjushri Vajra Siddhi Kavira.
White Siddhi Kavira, with one face and two hands, the right [in the gesture of] supreme generosity, the left holding a blue utpala [flower], the same ornaments and garments. Seated in the vajrasana [posture].

[13] Manjushri Prajna Chakra.
White Manjushri Prajna Chakra holding a sword and book, with the same ornaments, garments and posture as before.

[14] Krishna Yamari, [six faces, six hands].
Yamari has a body black in colour, six faces and six hands. The main face and one above it are black. The right face and one above it are white. The left face and one above it are red. The first two hands hold a vajra and bell crossed at the heart. The middle two hold a skullcup and lasso. The last two hold a sword and staff. Standing with the front two legs in the vajrasana [posture], the middle two have the right bent and the left straight [and] the last two have the left bent and the right straight. The hair, eyebrows and beard are orange and flowing upwards, with a crown of five dry skulls and a necklace of fifty fresh [skulls]. Adorned with snake and jewel ornaments. Having a tiger skin as a lower garment.

[15] Krishna Yamari, [one face, two hands].
Krishna Yamari has one face and two hands. The right holds aloft a blue stick marked with a vajra and the left, a wrathful [gesture] together with a lasso held to the heart, with the same ornaments and appearance as before. Standing above a red buffalo in a manner with the left leg extended.

[16] Krishna Yamari, [three faces, six hands].
He is the same as all the other [previous Yamaris], with three faces and six hands, the body and main face are blue, the right white and the left red. With six hands, the three right hold, a wheel, sword and staff, the three left, a body impaled on a strong vetali tree, vajra and noose.

[17] Shri Vajradharma.
Vajradharma has one face and two hands; the two are performing the gesture of meditative equipoise and holding above the stem of a lotus, with the same ornaments, appearance and garments as the others.

[18] Arya Simhanada.
The Lord of the World Simhanada has a body white in colour, with one face, two hands, three eyes and the hair bound in a topknot. The right hand is on the knee, extended in the refuge giving gesture and the left placed firmly on the seat behind the back. Having the appearance of an ascetic and seated in the lalitaraja posture. On the right side is a white snake coiled around an upright trident. On the left side, above a lotus stalk is a skullcup filled with various fragrant flowers and adorned with a flaming sword.

[19] Hala Hala Lokeshvara.
Lord of the World Hala Hala, with three faces and six hands. The body and main face are white, the right blue, the left yellow and each has three eyes. With six hands, the three right hold, [the gesture of] supreme generosity, a bead garland and an arrow; the three left, touching the breast of a goddess of [the] desire [realm] sitting upon the knee, a white lotus stem with three branches and a bow. With a skull garland and half moon as a crown. Wearing jewel ornaments and a tiger skin as a lower garment. Seated in a precious cave in the lalitasana [posture]. At the right side is a snake coiled around a trident. At the left, resting above a lotus is a flower filled skullcup.

[20] Khasarpani.
Avalokiteshvara Khasarpani, with a body white in colour, one face and two hands, the right in supreme generosity [and] the left holding a lotus. With the hair adorned as a crown, the same ornaments and garments. Seated in the half [vajra] posture. At the right side is Green Tara, [with] the right in supreme generosity and the left holding an utpala [and] Yellow Manidharin holding a Dharma kapala with palms joined. At the left are Yellow Bhrikuti, [with] the right in supreme generosity and the left holding a three pointed stick [and] Red Hayagriva, in a manner of bowing with the right [hand], and the left holding a stick under the beard.

[21] Avalokiteshvara Shadakshara.
The Six Letter Three [deity] Mandala. The Lord of the World with a body white in colour, one face and four hands. The first two hands are held at the heart with the palms together. The lower right holds a bead garland and the lower left a white lotus, the same ornaments and garments. Seated in the vajrasana [posture]. At the right is Manidharin and at the left is Shadakshari. Both are similar to the Lord in colour, ornaments and appearance.

[22] Hari Hari Hari Avalokiteshvara.
The Lord of the World Hari Hari Hari Vahana Bhavan, with a body white in colour, one face [and] six hands. The first right performs a mudra, the second a bead garland and the third the mudra. The first left holds a stick, the second a krishnasara skin [and] the third a round bottle. [Having] the same ornaments and garments. Seated in the lalitaraja posture.

[23] Padmanarteshvara.
Avalokiteshvara Padmanarteshvara, with a body red in colour, one face [and] two hands. At the left, similar to oneself is the mother, pink [in colour and] in a manner of embrace, holding a red lotus and opening it with the right [hand]. On the eight petals, in the east is Sita holding in the left [hand] a red lotus. In the south, green Tara holding a green lotus, the west yellow Ishvari Padma Dancer holding a blue utpala, the north white Bhrikuti holding a yellow lotus, the northeast yellow Padma Abode holding a red lotus, the southeast blue Padma Ishvari holding a white lotus, the southwest white Vishva Padma holding a blue lotus, the northwest various coloured Vishva Vajra holding a variously coloured lotus. All of the right hands are opening the lotus in the left. The Lord and retinue all have jewel ornaments and various silk garments. Seated in the vajrasattva [posture].

[24] Arya Avalokiteshvara, Wrathful Lord of the World.
Arya Avalokiteshvara, with five faces. The body and main face are black, the right two [faces] are white and red, the left two, yellow and green. Each [face] has three eyes, bared fangs and yellow hair bristling upwards. [With] twelve arms, the six right [hands] hold, a small drum, katvanga, hook, lasso, vajra and arrow. The left six, a wrathful [mudra], skullcup, red lotus, jewel, chakra, and bow. Possessing the six mudras and adorned with a garland of human heads. Wearing a tiger skin as a lower garment. Standing in a manner with the left leg extended.

[25] Arya Tara.
Arya Tara, with a body green in colour. The right [hand performs the gesture of] supreme generosity [and] the left holds an utpala [flower]. [Having] the same ornaments and peaceful garments as the others. Seated with the two legs in the lalita-rajasana posture.

[26] Sita Tara: the three deity mandala of White Tara
White Tara with four hands. The first two perform the utpala gesture. The lower right holds a wishing gem together with [the gesture of] supreme generosity. The lower left [holds] bunches of utpalas. [Having] the same ornaments, garments and seated posture. At the right on a moon is yellow Marichi, holding in the right [hand] a white yak-tail fan and in the left a branch of the ashoka tree. Wearing a red inner garment and a blue lower garment. At the left on a moon is green-yellow Maha Mayuri, holding in the right [hand] a yak-tail fan [and in] the left a peacock tail feather. Wearing various garments.

[27] Khadiravana Tara.
Green Tara. The right [hand in the gesture of] supreme generosity and the left holding an utpala. With the same ornaments, garments and sitting posture. At the right is yellow Marichi, holding in the left [hand] a branch of the ashoka tree. At the left is black Ekajati, holding in the left a skullcup. Both hold yak-tail fans with the right [hand]. Having jewels and silk garments [and] standing [with the legs] straight.

[28] Sita Tara: White Tara Bestower of Life.
White Tara. The right [hand is in the gesture of] supreme generosity and the left holds an utpala. Radiating light like an autumn moon. The back supported by a moon. Seated in the vajrasana [posture]. [Having] the same ornaments and garments.

[29] Oddiyana Marichi, [six faces, twelve hands].
In the middle of the circle of the eight great charnal grounds is a vase stupa. Inside is a chariot drawn by seven pigs. ...Marichi, with a body red in colour. [With] six faces, the main face is red, the two right faces black and white, the two left faces yellow and green and above a black pig face. All six possess three eyes and bared fangs. The right six of the twelve hands hold, a sword, wheel, pestle, arrow, axe and a one pronged vajra. The six left, a wrathful gesture together with a lasso, skullcup, branch of the ashoka tree, Brahma's head, a bow and a trident. Carrying a katvanga in the bend of the left elbow. Brown hair bristling upwards. A necklace of human heads and adorned with jewels and snakes. Wearing a lower garment of tiger skin. Seated in a manner with the left leg extended. In front is Devi, with a body red in colour, one face [and] four hands. The right [hands] hold a vajra and needle. The left, a branch of the ashoka tree and a wrathful gesture together with a lasso. Wearing a yellow inner garment and a lower garment of tiger skin. Adorned with jewel ornaments. Seated in the vajrasana [posture].

[30] Kalpoktam Marichi.
Inside a vase stupa ...Marichi, with a body yellow in colour, three faces and eight hands. The main face is yellow, the right red and the left a blue pig face. Each face has three eyes. The four right hands hold, a vajra, hook, arrow and needle. The four left, a branch of the ashoka [tree], bow, thread and a wrathful gesture. Wearing a red inner garment and adorned with jewels and a garland of small bells. In the east is red Vettali with a pig face. [With] four hands the right hold, a needle and hook. The left, a lasso and [branch of] the ashoka tree. Wearing a red inner garment. In the south is yellow Vadali with four hands, the right hold a branch of the ashoka [tree] and a needle, the left a vajra and lasso. In the west is white Varali with four hands, the right [hold] a vajra and needle, the left a lasso and branch of ashoka [tree]. In the north is red Varahamukhi with three eyes [and] four hands. The right hold a vajra and arrow, the left a lasso and branch of the ashoka [tree]. Also, all are youthful maidens, adorned with all ornaments. Seated in a posture with the left leg extended.

[31] Kalpoktam Vidhina Sita Marichi.
Inside a vase stupa on a lotus [and] moon, ...White Marichi with five faces, ten hands and four legs. The main face is white, the right black, the left a red pig face, behind is a
green face and above is a yellow face. The five right hands hold, a sun disc, a blue vajra, arrow, hook and needle. The five left, a moon disc, bow, branch of the ashoka tree, wrathful gesture together with a lasso and a thread. Adorned with jewels and a garland of small bells. Wearing a white inner and lower garment. [Seated] above a chariot drawn by seven pigs, in a manner with the left leg extended pressing [down on] Vishnu, Shiva, Indra and Brahma. In front of the chariot a crocodile is resting, above is black Great Devi Pig Face with one face and two hands, [holding a] vajra and wrathful gesture. In the right direction is red Great Devi Pig Face with four hands. The right [hands] hold a hook and needle, the left, a wrathful gesture together with a lasso and thread. In the left direction is red Great Devi Pig Face with four hands. The first two [hands] hold a bow and arrow drawn near to the ear, the lower two, a vajra and branch of the ashoka [tree]. Also, each of the three have jewel ornaments and garments of silk. Seated in a manner with the left leg extended. Under the pig drawn chariot is the sun, etc. and the nine planets resting in the form of a man as the accumulated hindrances of mischief causers.

[32] Ashokanta Marichi.
On the back of a yellow pig is a lotus and moon, ...Marichi, yellow, [with] one face and two hands. The right [in the gesture of] supreme generosity, the left holding a branch of the ashoka tree. Having jewel ornaments and garments of silk. Standing with the legs straight.

[33] Oddiyana Krama Marichi, [six faces, twelve hands].
Marichi, with a body red in colour, six faces and twelve hands. The main face is red, the two right faces blue and black, the two left faces white and black and a black pig face above. Each has three eyes and bared fangs. The right six of the twelve hands hold, a sword, visvavajra, one pronged vajra, axe, arrow and pestle. The left six, a wrathful gesture together with a needle, trident, branch of the ashoka [tree], bow, lasso and Brahma's head. Brown hair bristling upwards. Adorned with a garland of human heads and bone ornaments. Wearing a tiger skin as a lower garment. Laughing fiercly [with] Ha Ha and seated in a posture with the left foot extended, subduing the four maras.

[34] Chunda.
Chunda, white [with] one face and four hands. The first right [hand is in the gesture of] supreme generosity. The first left [holds] a white lotus with the Prajnaparamita book above it. The lower two hold a begging bowl above clasped [hands]. Having jewel ornaments and silk garments. Seated with the feet in the vajrasana [posture].

[35] Shri Jambhala.
Yellow Jambhala with one face and two hands. The right [hand] holds a bijapuraka [fruit] and the left a mongoose with jewels showering down. [With] two feet pressing down on a conch and lotus treasure. Adorned with a blue utpala garland and jewel ornaments.

[36] Jambhala Ucchushma.
Jambhala, with a body black in colour. [Having] the form of a dwarf with the belly hanging down, naked and without pierced ears. Brown hair bristling upwards and bared fangs. Adorned with the eight great nagas. The right [hand] holds a blood filled skullcup and the left a mongoose expelling various jewels. [Standing] in a manner with the right leg extended, pressing [down] on the yellow Lord of Wealth [who is] expelling jewels from the mouth.

[37] Vasudhara.
Vasudhara, with one face and two hands. The right [hand] in the gesture of supreme generosity and the left holds tufts of rice and a vase, showering down various jewels. Having jewel ornaments and garments of silk. Completely surrounded by friendly beings. Seated in the vajrasana [posture].

[38] Arya Bhrikuti.
Bhrikuti, [with] a body yellow in colour, one face and four hands. The right [two hold the gesture of] supreme generosity and a garland. The left, a stick and water pot. Wearing the hair as a crown. Slightly wrathful and [slightly] peaceful. Seated in the vajrasattva asana [posture].

[39] Arya Maitreya.
Lord Maitreya, [with] three faces and four hands and having a saffron colour. The first two hands perform the Dharma teaching gesture. The lower right, the [gesture of] supreme generosity. The lower left carries a naga tree flower. Each face possesses three eyes. Having peaceful ornaments and garments. ... Seated in the [vajra] sattvasana [posture].

[40] Prajnaparamita.
Prajnaparamita, white [with] ons face. The two hands are performing the Dharma teaching gesture, and held from the palms and extending out are a white lotus to the right and a red to the left, and above each a prajnaparamita book. [Having] the hair tied with some falling loosely. [Having] the same ornaments, garments and sitting posture.

[41] Prajnaparamita.
Prajnaparamita, white [with] one face. The two hands hold two lotuses and [two] Prajnaparamita books above them. [Having] the same ornaments, garments and [buddha] family. Seated in the vajrasattva asana [posture].

[42] Prajnaparamita.
Prajnaparamita, yellow, with one face. The two hands are performing the Dharma teaching gesture. The left [hand] holds a blue lotus, and a [Prajna] paramita book above it. [Having] the same ornaments and garments and [buddha] family. Seated in the vajrasana [posture].

[43] Prajnaparamita.
[Having] two hands, each holding an utpala with [two Prajna] paramita books above.

[44] Achala.
Achala, blue with one face and two hands. The right [hand] holds a sword raised to the sky. The left, a wrathful [gesture] together with a lasso, held to the heart. Having two red round eyes [and] pressing the lower lip with the upper teeth. Having a top-knot of black hair. Adorned with jewel ornaments and and a white snake necklace. Having a lower garment of tiger skin. Kneeling with the left leg, and the right heel pressing on the seat in a manner of rising.

[45] Vajra Humkara.
Humkara, black [with] one face and two hands. Holding a vajra and bell to the heart in his own gesture. Having slightly bared fangs and three eyes. Yellow hair bristling upwards. Adorned with jewels and snakes. Having a lower garment of tiger skin. Standing in a manner with the left leg extended subduing Bhairava.

[46] Parnashavari.
Parnashavari, [with] three faces and six hands. The main face is yellow, the right white and the left yellow. Also, each [face] has three eyes and is haughty and smiling. The three right hands hold, a vajra, axe and arrow. The three left, a wrathful [gesture] together with a lasso, a fan of new leaves and a bow. Having a crown of hair tied with a flower. Adorned with jewel ornaments and wearing a lower garment of new leaves. Kneeling above hindrances, the right heel blocking the lower door and the sole of the left foot placed on the seat.

[47] Vajra Sarasvati: wrathful and secret Vajra Sarasvati.
Vajra Sarasvati, with three faces and six hands. The main face is red, the right blue and the left white. The three right hands hold, a lotus, sword and curved knife. The three left, a wheel, jewel and skullcup. Having jewel ornaments and garments of silk. Seated in a manner of ease with the left leg extended.

[48] Vighnantaka.
Vighnantaka, [with] a body blue in colour, one face and two hands. The right [hand] holds aloft a vajra. The left, a wrathful [gesture held to] the heart, together with a lasso. Having bared fangs and three eyes. [With] brown hair bristling upwards. Adorned with jewels and snakes and having a lower garment of tiger skin. Standing in a manner with the left leg extended.

[49] Ekajati, [one face, four hands].
Ekajati, [with] a body black in colour, one face and four hands. The first two [hands] hold a curved knife and skullcup. The lower right a sword. The lower left an utpala. [With] three eyes and bared fangs. Brown hair bristling upwards. Swelling breasts and the belly hanging down. Having a lower garment of tiger skin. Adorned with a skull and flower garland and ornaments of blue snakes and small bells, etc. Seated in a manner with the left [leg] extended.

[50] Arya Janguli.
Arya Janguli, yellow, with three faces. Having a hood of seven snake heads. [Each face] possessing three eyes and the faces [both] smiling and fierce. The six right hands hold, a vajra, sword and an arrow in a dancing manner. The left, a wrathful [gesture] together with a lasso, a blue poisonous flower and a bow. Adorned with flowers and snakes. Standing in a dancing manner.

[51] Kurukulla.
Kurukulla, [with] a body white/red in colour, [having] one face and four hands. The first two [hands] hold an utpala bow and arrow, drawn near to the ear. The lower right is in the gesture of bestowing fearlessness. The lower left holds a hook. Adorned with jewel ornaments and wearing upper and lower garments of red silk. Seated in the vajrasana [posture] above the Small Desire Realm gods and goddesses.

[52] Kalpoktam Kurukulla.
Kurukulla with a body red in colour, one face and four hands. The first two hold a drawn bow and arrow, the lower right, the gesture of fearlessness, the lower left, a red utpala [flower]. Wearing jewel ornaments and garments of red silk. Issuing forth red rays of light. Standing in the cave of Kurukulla, in a half asana posture with the left leg extended, above the head of Rahula dwelling together with the Lesser Gods of Desire.

[53] Kurukulle: the Goddess Kurukulla Arisen from Tara.
[Taken] from the other [meditations] above. The first two hands [hold] an utpala bow and arrow. The lower right [the gesture of] supreme generosity. [The lower left an utpala.]

[54] Oddiyana Vinirgata Kurukulla.
Kurukulla with a body red in colour, one face and four hands. The first two hold an utpala bow and arrow. The lower right, a red utpala acting as a hook. The lower left, a red utpala with a blood filled skullcup above. Having three eyes and bared fangs. Brown hair bristling upwards. Having a crown of dry human skulls and a necklace of fifty fresh. Adorned with bone ornaments [and] wearing a lower garment of tiger skin. Standing with the left leg extended in a half posture - dancing manner.

[55] Trailokyavashamkara Lokeshvara.
Above two sheep lassoed together, is a lotus and sun. ...Trailokyavashamkara Lokeshvara with a body red in colour, one face and two hands. The right [hand] holds a lasso marked with vajras [and] the left a hook. Wearing the hair as a crown [and] adorned with various ornaments. .... Seated in the vajrasana [posture]. Vajrayogini [and her retinue give] consecration [while] bodhisattvas make offerings and vidyadharas, Vishnu, Shiva, Brahma and yoginis sing and dance while playing cymbals. Surrounded by a gathering of bhutas with many ornaments of human head and bone etc., making offerings while holding umbrellas, yak-tail fans, etc.

[56] Shri Jambhala.
The Goddess Vasudhara: in the east Bhadri, the south Rab Tu Bhadri, the west Padma, the north Rab Tu Padma, the southeast Devi, the southwest Sarasvati, the northwest Varahi, the northeast Chandra. With bodies yellow in colour, the right [hand] in the [gesture of] supreme generosity and the left, stalks of rice. Wearing jewel ornaments and garments of various silks. Seated with the two feet in the vajrasana [posture]. Inside the bhaga of [Vasudhara] is a palace. In the middle from JAM [appears] Shri Yaksha with a body yellow in colour, one face and two hands. The right [hand] holds a bijapuraka, the left a mongoose. The two feet press down upon a conch and lotus and jewels shower down. Wearing a blue utpala garland. Yellow Vasudhara holds stalks of rice, embracing [Shri Yaksha]. The Father and Mother sit equally and with enlightened mind scatter jewels [filling] the sky and especially accomplishing the welfare of sentient beings. ...

[57] Mahachinakrama Tara.
Tara, black, [with] one face and four hands. The first two [hands] hold a curved knife and skullcup. The lower right a sword and the lower left an utpala. [With] three eyes and bared fangs, brown hair bristling upwards, swelling breasts and a belly hanging down. Having a lower garment of tiger skin and adorned with skulls and snakes. Standing on a corpse seat in a manner with the left leg extended.

[58] Vajra Tara: Vajra Tara arising from the [Vajra] Panjara [tantra].
Vajra Tara, with four faces and eight hands. The main face is yellow, the right black, the left red, and behind white. Each face has three eyes. The four right hands hold, a vajra, arrow, conch and [gesture of] supreme generosity. The four left, an utpala, bow, hook and wrathful [gesture] together with a lasso. ... Having three eyes [and the faces both] smiling and fierce. Having jewel ornaments and garments of silk. Seated in the vajrasana [posture].


[59] Rakta Yamari.
Rakta Yamari, [with] one face and two hands. The right [hand] holds aloft a white stick marked with a fresh yellow human head. The left holds a blood filled skullcup embracing the consort of self light. The face has bared fangs and a curled tongue [and] three round red eyes. Having yellow hair bristling upwards [and] a lower garment of tiger skin. Adorned with the eight great nagas, a necklace of fifty fresh heads and a crown of five dry skulls. Standing on a red buffalo in a manner with the left leg extended.

[60] Ushnishavijaya.
Inside a vase stupa [above] a lotus and moon, ...Ushnishavijaya, with a body white in colour, three faces and eight hands. The main face is white, the right yellow and the left red. Each face has three eyes. The four right hands hold, a visvavajra, Amitabha resting upon a white lotus, an arrow and gesture of supreme generosity. The left, a wrathful [gesture] together with a lasso, a bow, gesture of fearlessness and a nectar filled vase. Having jewel ornaments and garments of silk. Seated in the vajrasana [posture].

[61] Maha Pratisara: from the "Vairochana Net of Illusion" [Tantra] arose Pratisara as the chief [deity] of the Five Protectors [Pancha Raksha].
Maha Pratisara, [with] a body yellow in colour, four faces and eight hands. The main face is yellow, the right white, the left red and behind blue. Each face has three peaceful eyes. The four right hands hold, a sword, wheel, trident and arrow. The four left, a vajra, lasso, axe and bow. Having peaceful ornaments and garments. Seated in a manner of ease with the left leg extended.

[62] Maha Mayuri [Pancha Raksha]. (See four side figures)
Maha Mayuri, green, with three faces and six hands. The main face is green, the right black [and] the left white and each face has three eyes. The three right [hands] hold, a peacock feather, arrow and [gesture of] supreme generosity. The three left [hold], a jewelled yak-tail fan, bow and vase held at the side. With the moon as a backrest, wearing peaceful ornaments and garments. Seated in the half [vajrasana] posture.

[63] Maha Sahasrapramardana [Pancha Raksha].
Maha Sahasrapramardana, white, with one face and six hands. [The three] right [hands] hold, a sword, arrow and [gesture of] supreme generosity. The left [hold], a bow, lasso and axe. With a moon supporting the back and having peaceful ornaments and [a peaceful] appearance. Seated in a manner of ease.

[64] Maha Mantramanudharin [Pancha Raksha].
Maha Mantramanudharin, [with] a body blue-black in colour, one face and four hands. [The two] right hold, a vajra and [the gesture] of supreme generosity. [The two] left, a staff and the wrathful gesture together with a lasso. With the sun as a backrest, the ornaments and manner of sitting are the same as before.

[65] Maha Sitavati [Pancha Raksha].
Maha Sitavati, [with] a body red in colour, one face and four hands. [The two] right hold a garland and [gesture of] supreme generosity. The left, a hook and a book held to the heart. [Having garments and adornments] the same as the others.

[66] Maha Pratyangira.
Maha Pratyangira, [with] a body black in colour, one face and six hands. [The three] right [hands] hold a sword, hook and [gesture of] supreme generosity. The left [hold], a red lotus, trident and a wrathful [gesture] together with a lasso. The face has bared fangs and three eyes. Having jewel ornaments and garments of silk. Seated in a manner with the left [leg] extended.

[67] Dhvajagrakeyura.
Dhvajagrakeyura, [with] three faces and four hands. The body and main face are black, the right red and the left green. Having bared fangs and three eyes. The two right hands hold, a sword and a lasso. The two left, a katvanga and chakra. Yellow hair bristling upwards. Adorned with a garland of skulls and wearing a lower garment of tiger skin and an inner garment of yellow cloth. [With] the belly hanging down [and] standing with the left [leg] extended.

[68] Aparajita.
[Above] a lotus and sun and the tip of the trunk of Ganapati, ...Arya Aparajita, with a body yellow in colour. The right [hand] is held aloft with the palm extended. The left, a wrathful [gesture] together with a lasso, held at the heart. Having three eyes and bared fangs. Having jewel ornaments and garments of silk. Standing in a manner with the left leg extended. Surrounded by Brahma and the like, and a collection of gods holding umbrellas.

[69] Arya Vajra Gandhari.
Vajra Gandhari, with a body black in colour, six faces and twelve hands. The main face is black, the right white, the left red, behind green, and yellow and blue faces are stacked above. The [six] right hands hold, a vajra, bell, sword, trident, arrow and a chakra. The [six] left, a katvanga, hook, bow, staff, lasso and a wrathful [gesture] pointing to the heart. Each face has three eyes and bared fangs. Adorned with various ornaments and standing in a manner with the left [leg] extended.

[70] Shri Mahakala.
Shri Vajra Mahakala with one face and two hands. The right [hand] holds a curved knife. The left holds a skullcup at the heart. Having bared fangs and three eyes. A crown of five dry human skulls and a necklace of fifty fresh [heads]. Adorned with the six bone ornaments and snakes. Wearing a lower garment of tiger skin. [and having] a very charismatic, short and stocky body. Standing in the middle of a flaming mountain of fire.

[71] Vajra Shringkhala.
Vajra Shringkhala, green with three faces and six hands. The main face is green, the right white and the left red. Each face has three eyes and bared fangs. The three right [hands] hold, a vajra, vajra chain and an arrow. The three left, a wrathful [gesture], lasso and a bow. Adorned with all ornaments and standing with the left leg extended.

[72] Mahabala.
The world frightening Mahabala, [with] a body red in colour, one face and four hands. The two right [hands] hold a white stick and a white yak-tail fan. The two left, in a bowing manner and a wrathful [gesture] together with a lasso. Having three eyes and bared fangs. Brown hair bristling upwards. Having ornaments of snake and a lower garment of tiger skin. Standing in the middle of red rays of light in a manner with the left leg extended.

[73] Arya Sitatapatra.
Arya Sitatapatra, white [with] three faces and six hands. The main face is white, the right blue and the left red. The first two [hands] hold a vajra and chakra. The middle two, an arrow and bow. The lower two, a hook and a wrathful [gesture] together with a lasso. Having bared fangs and three eyes. Having jewel ornaments and silk garments. Standing in a manner with the left leg extended.

[74] Shri Hayagriva.
Shri Hayagriva, [with] a body red in colour, three faces and eight hands. The main face is red and smiling, the right blue with the tongue curled and the left white, biting the lower lip with the eye-teeth. Each face has three eyes. The four right [hands] hold, a vajra, stick, blossoming lotus and an arrow. The four left, a wrathful [gesture], the left breast, a lotus and bow. With yellow hair bristling upwards, ornaments of snake and a lower garment of tiger skin. Standing in a manner with the left leg extended.

[75] Hevajra.
Shri Heruka, with a body blue in colour, one face and two hands. The right [hand] holds aloft a flaming vajra. The left holds a blood filled skullcup at the heart [and] a katvanga [in the bend of] the elbow, adorned with a pendant and three prongs. Having three round red eyes and slightly bared fangs. Brown hair bristling upwards. Adorned with a garland of human heads and bone ornaments. Wearing a garment of human skin and anointed with body ashes. Standing on a corpse seat in a dancing manner with the right leg extended in a half [vajrasana] posture.

[76] Vajra Nairatma.
Vajra Nairatma, [with] a body black in colour, one face and two hands. The right [hand] holds aloft a curved knife and the left a skullcup to the heart, and carrying a katvanga [in the bend of] the elbow. Having three eyes and bared fangs. Yellow hair bristling upwards. A crown of five dry human skulls and a necklace of fifty. Adorned with the five ornaments of bone. Wearing a lower garment of tiger skin. Standing on a corpse seat in a dancing manner with the left leg extended in a half [vajrasana] posture.

[77] Vajra Varahi.
Vajra Varahi, with a body red in colour, one face and two hands. The right [hand] holds, in a manner held aloft, a vajra curved knife. The left holds to the heart a blood filled skullcup and carrying a katvanga [in the bend of] the elbow. Having three eyes and bared fangs. Having a crown of five dry human skulls and a necklace of fifty fresh. Adorned with a garland of flowers. Wearing a lower garment of tiger skin. Standing in a dancing manner with the left leg extended in a half [vajrasana] posture.

[78] Sukla Tara: Tara Showing Virtuous Action.
The Holy White Tara Showing Virtuous Action, with three faces and six hands. The main face is white, the right yellow and the left black. Each face has three eyes and bared fangs. The three right hands hold, the [gesture of] supreme generosity, a garland and an arrow. The three left, an utpala, lotus and bow. Wearing the hair as a crown. Having a crown of five dry human skulls [and] a half moon at the top of the head. Adorned with all ornaments [and] wearing a lower garment of tiger skin and supported at the back by a moon. Seated in the manner of a half [vajrasana] posture.

(Extracted from the text 'A Lamp Removing Obscurations' by Ngorchen Konchog Lhundrub. Translated by (copyright) Jetsun Kusho Chimey Luding and Jeff Watt, Vancouver, Canada: 1984).