Himalayan Art Resources

Subject: Deities - Conceptual Categories

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Deities - Conceptual Categories:
- Four Classes of Tantra
- Four Tantric Activities
--- Peaceful
--- Increasing
--- Powerful
--- Wrathful
- Four Genders
- Five Buddha Families
- Deities According to Function
- Others...

Additional Functions:
- Cleansing
- Divination
- Healing
- Messenger
- Liberation (Release)
- Weather Effecting
- Others...

The conceptual categories are astract and are not related to physical appearance and characteristics.

Jeff Watt 8-2020