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Buddhist Deity: Kurukulla Religious Context

Kurukulla Main Page

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Description (below)
- Outline Page
- Power Deities Outline
- Three Great Red Ones
- Thirteen Golden Dharmas
- Red Tara Outline
- According to the Four Classes of Tantra
- Yantra: HAR #54916
- Secondary Figures
- Related Deities
- Red Deities (Power)
- Meditational Deity Page
- Deities According to Function
- Colours & Activities
- Complex Specific Subjects
- Metaphor
- Source Texts (below)
- Confusions
- Others...

- Kurukulla
- Kurukulla Study Topics
- Power Deities

Five categories of Kurukulla are described in the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. The Thirteen Golden Dharmas generally includes the common-uncommon and more rarely the uncommon-uncommon:
5. Uncommon-uncommon
4. Common-uncommon
3. Common
2. Uncommon-common
1. Common-common

"Culmination of the pristine awareness and compassion of all conquerors,
Well arising as the bliss-emptiness - Goddess of Power,
Controlling all beings of the three realms with a charming form;
Homage to the Dakini." (Nyingma liturgical verse).

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Jeff Watt 8-2005 [updated 9-2014, 4-2017, 12-2019]

Lotsawa House: Kurukulla Series

bod brgyud nang bstan lha tshogs chen mo bzhugs so, 2001. ISBN 7-5420-0816-1. Page 634-644.

84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha: Siddhaikavīra Tantra (Siddhaika­vīra­tantram, dpa’ bo gcig pu grub pa zhes bya ba’i rgyud kyi rgyal po chen po). Chapter Four. Fifty-Fourth Mantra.

Toh 437. The Practice Manual of Noble ​Tārā​ Kurukullā​ (Ārya­tārā­kurukullā­kalpa, འཕགས་མ་སྒྲོལ་མ་ཀུ་རུ་ཀུལླེའི་རྟོག་པ། · ’phags ma sgrol ma ku ru kul+le’i rtog pa). (27 pages)

(The images below are only a selection of examples from the links above).