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Vajravidarana is a male meditational deity. He can appear as white and peaceful, green and semi-peaceful/semi-wrathful, or blue and wrathful. Four different forms are found in the Kriya classification of Tantra and one wrathful form with a seventy-five deity mandala in the anuttarayoga classification of Tantra.

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- Similarities & Confusions
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Although a meditational deity, Vajravidarana is very much a deity of purification and belongs to the group known as the Five Cleansing Deities. The form with a Seventy-five Deity Mandala is also included as a branch initiation and practice in the Margapala (Lamdre) of the Sakya Tradition.

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Jeff Watt 6-2013 [updated 1-2020]

Lotsawa House: Vajravidarana Series

84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha
Toh 750/949. The Incantation of Vajravidāraṇā. རྡོ་རྗེ་རྣམ་འཇོམས་ཀྱི་གཟུངས། · rdo rje rnam 'joms kyi gzungs.
vajravidāraṇādhāraṇī. [3 pages].