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Source Texct: Toh 424. The Tantra of Buddhakapāla. སངས་རྒྱས་ཐོད་པའི་རྒྱུད། · sangs rgyas thod pa'i rgyud. buddhakapālatantra.

Buddhakapala, meaning the skull of the enlightened one, is a meditational deity belonging to the Wisdom Class, or Mother Tnatra, of Anuttarayoga Tantra of Tantric Buddhism.

There are several different forms of Buddhakapala. Sometimes he appears with a consort and sometimes without. He can appear in single aspect or with a mandala of eight or twenty-five retinue deities.

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