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Bhrikuti | Female Deities Index

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[Bari Gyatsa #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]. (Konchog Lhundrub, 1497-1557)

Bhrikuti is a peaceful goddess closely associated with both Avalokiteshvara and Tara. In a short narrative from the 'Mani Kabum' text she is said to have appeared from a tear of Avalokiteshvara.

Jeff Watt 6-2006 [4-2015, 7-2018]