Himalayan Art Resources

Buddhist Deity: Sarvavid, Parishodhana Tantra

Sarvavid, Parishodhana Tantra | Vairochana Buddha Main Page | Buddha Main Page

The Tantra text 'Eliminating Bad Rebirths' contains twelve principal mandalas:

1. Sarvavid Vairochana with 37 principal deities
2. Body-Shakyamuni (8 deities)
3. Mind-Vajrapani with 4 deities
4. Speech-Amitayus with 4 deities
5. Qualities-Chakravartin (numerous deities)
6. Activity-Jvalanala with 12 deities
7. Vajrapani and the 4 Direction Kings
8. Vajrapani and the 8 Dikpala (bottom right)
9. Trailokyavijaya and the 8 Planets
10. Vajrapani and the 8 Great Nagas
11. Trailokyavijaya and the 9 Bhairavas
12. Trailokyavijaya and the 8 Mahadevas

An alternate mandala of Vairochana surrounded by the four directional Buddhas and a further 1000 Buddhas.

1. Vairochana
2. Akshobhya
3. Amitabha
4. Ratnasambahava
5. Amoghasiddhi

Mahavairochana Mandala Lineage, Mahamandala and Abhisheka: Buddha, Pupawo Bodhisattva Vajrapani, Gyalpo Rabsal Dawa, Dei Lobmai Chog Ngani, Padkar Yeshe, Jnanavajra, Gyalpo Dragchen Dzin Zangpo, Nyima Nyingpo, Gyalrig Sarapao, De Nga Kai Lobma Kunga Nyingpo, Tathagata Vajra, Shraddhakara Varman, Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo, Cholung Legpai Sherab, Sumton Yeshe Bar, Nyanton Tsultrim Bar, Todpa Bentsa Dragpa, Tsang Rong Gi Lobpon Chokyi Gonpo Pal, Lama Chokyi Gyalpo (Chogyal Pagpa 1235-1280).

Jeff Watt 7-2002