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Buddhist Worldly Protector: Lha Chenpo Religious Context

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- Religious Context
- Lha Chenpo: History, Narrative & Myth
- Red (Powerful Activities)
- Ithyphallic Art Page
- Nyingma Main Page
- Shiva Main Page
- Avalokiteshvara: Related Deities
- Mindrolling Tradition
- Confusions
- Others...

Forms of Shiva in Buddhist Tantra:
- Located under the feet of many Buddhist deities
- Located in the outer entourage of many deity mandalas
- As an emanation of Shrishtikantha Lokeshvara
- Depicted as the progenitor of the Svarodaya
- Others...

Maha Deva (Tibetan: lha chen po, English: Great God): also known as Shiva - emanation of Avalokiteshvara.

"To the discerning pristine awareness body of all conquerors,
Emanation body of compassion of the powerful Avalokiteshvara,
Benevolent Lord of the World:
Mahadeva together with consort, Uma, I pay homage."
(Nyingma liturgical verse).

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Jeff Watt 5-2004 [updated 5-2017, 10-2019, 2-2020]