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Buddhist Deity: Lokeshvara, Eight Fears (Miscellaneous)

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Lokeshvara and the Eight Fears can also be depicted by Khasarpana surrounded by eight smaller figures representing the protection from the Eight Great Fears: the [1] earth fear of pride, the [2] water fear of desire, the [3] anger fear of fire, the [4] envy fear of wind, the [5] lightning fear of thunderbolts, the [6] weapon fear of what is sharp and piercing, the [7] tyrant fear of prisons, the [8] enemy fear of bandits and thieves.

Jeff Watt [updated 4-2017]