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Buddhist Worldly Protector: Vaishravana Religious Context

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- Religious Context
- Vaishravana Outline Page
- Four Guardian Kings Page
- Secondary Figures
- Related Deities
- Protectors: Common Confusions
- Protector Deities Main Page
- Deities According to Function
- Colours & Activities
- Complex Specific Subjects
- Metaphor
- Confusions
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- Vaishravana: Study Topics
- Vaishravana, King of the North
- Kubera, Who Am I?

"With vajra armour, a garland of jewel ornaments and the beautiful heavenly banner - fluttering, illuminated in the middle of a hundred thousand Wealth Bestowers; homage to Vaishravana, chief among the protectors of the Teaching." (Nyingma liturgical verse).

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Jeff Watt [updated 2-2019, 2-2020]

bod brgyud nang bstan lha tshogs chen mo bzhugs so, 2001. ISBN 7-5420-0816-1. Pages 1027-1038.

A Song to Delight Vaiśravaṇa, Praise of the Great King Vaiśravaṇa by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö

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