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Buddhist Deity: Akashagarbha (Bodhisattva & Deity)

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Akashagarbha is counted as one of the Eight Great Bodhisatttvas. His name means 'nucleus of space' and he is associated with wisdom and knowledge similar to Manjushri. Akashagarbha and Manjushri also share the same sword attribute. He is always depicted in peaceful (bodhisattva, deva) for and either blue or green in colour.

Jeff Watt 4-2015 [updated 3-2019]