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Buddhist Deity: Avalokiteshvara, Simhanada

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Simhanada, Avalokiteshvara (Tibetan: seng ge dra, chen re zi. English: the Lion's Roar, All Seeing Lord).

Simhanada Avalokiteshavara belongs to the Kriya Tantra classification and arises from the Simhanada Tantra and the text of the Arya Avalokiteshvara Dharani. His primary activity is to remove sickness and disease especially illness caused by nagas. Jowo Atisha and Mal Lotsawa popularized the practice of Simhanada in the land of Tibet.

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