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Buddhist Deity: Pancha Raksha Religious Context

Pancha Raksha Page

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Description (below)
- Pancha Raksha Outline
- Confusions
- Others...

Videos:
- Pancha Raksha: Introduction
- Pancha Raksha: Continued
- Pancha Raksha: A Masterwork Painting
- Mahamayuri

84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha:

Toh 561. The Great Amulet, Queen of Incantations. རིག་པའི་རྒྱལ་མོ་སོ་སོ་འབྲང་བ་ཆེན་མོ། · rig pa'i rgyal mo so so 'brang ba chen mo. mahāpratisarāvidyārajñi.

Mahā­sāhasra­pramardanī (Mahā­sāhasra­pramardanī, stong chen mo rab tu ’joms pa zhes bya ba’i mdo)

Mahā­mantrānudhāraṇi (Mahā­mantrānudhāraṇisutra, gsang sngags chen po rjes su ’dzin pa’i mdo)

Toh 562. The Sūtra of Great Cool Grove. བསིལ་བའི་ཚལ་གྱི་མདོ། · bsil ba'i tshal gyi mdo. mahāśitavatī.


English References:

Religions of India In Practice, edited by Donald S. Lopez, Jr. Princeton University Press, 1995. The Power of Mantra: A Story of the Five Protectors. Todd T Lewis, pp.227-234.

Popular Buddhist Texts from Nepal, Narratives and Rituals of Newar Buddhism. Todd T. Lewis. Translations in Collaboration with Subarna Man Tuladhar and Labh Ratna Tuladhar. Foreward by Gregory Schopen. State University of New York Press, 2000. Chapter 6. The Refuge of Recitation: The Pancaraksa, pp.119-164.

Mahamayuri & Pancha Raksha Text Catalogue:
1. Bari Gyatsa of Bari Lotsawa. Sadhana and generic initiation.
2. Drup Thab Gyatsa of Konchog Lhundrub. Sadhana and generic initiation.
3. Drup Thab Gyatso of Thartse Panchen (Sadhanamala re-write). Sadhana and generic initiation.
4. Mitra Gyatsa of Mitra Yogin. Pancadevi with 15 deity mandala sadhana.
5. Mitra Gyatsa Commentary by Khyentse Wangpo (notes on Pancadevi).
6. Drup Thab Kuntu. (2 texts on Pancadevi and a 'vase accomplishment').
7. Sadhanamala (Tibetan, Tangyur) ?
8. Sadhanamala (Sanskrit; Bhattacharya). #197 sadhana and #201 Pancadevi.
9. Gyu De Kuntu. Mandala empowerment and a sadhana for the 56 Deity Pancaraksha Devi Mandala.

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Jeff Watt [updated 12-2020]