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Buddhist Deity: Chunda Main Page

Chunda | Female Imagery

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- Chunda Description (below)
- Four Arms
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Chunda: Four Arms:
"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. The lower two hold a begging bowl above clasped [hands]. Having jewel ornaments and silk garments. Seated with the feet in the vajrasana [posture]." (Konchog Lhundrub, 1497-1557).

Jeff Watt, 6-2006 [updated 1-2019]