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Buddhist Deity: Ekajati Iconography

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- Ekajati (Sarma Tradition)

- Ekajati (Nyingma Tradition)

In the Sarma, New Traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, after the 10th century, Ekajati was represented as a meditational deity, a secondary figure and as a protector deity. She had many different forms and narratives depending on the religious tradition and lineage.

In the Nyingma Tradition Ekajati is the principal protector for the 'Revealed Treasure' Traditions. She manifests in numerous forms, both as a standard wrathful figure, black, with one face and two arms and appearing in her more famous guise with only one eye, one tooth, and one breast, sometimes even with only one leg as in the Drigung Kagyu Treasure Tradition (see detail lower left).

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Jeff Watt 4-2007 [updated 9-2009, 4-2017, 12-2018, 12-2019, 2-2021]

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