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Buddhist Deity: Vighnantaka Main Page

Vighnantaka Main Page | Meditational Deities

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- Vighnantaka Description (below)
- Masterworks
- Ten Wrathful Ones
- Confusions: Vajrapani, Achala, Sengge Dradog
- Vajrapani: Confused Subjects
- Common Confusions
- Others...

Vighnantaka (Tib.: geg tar che. English: Killer of Obstacles). Vighnantaka is a meditational deity that functions as a remover of obstacles. He is also included in some sets of the Ten Wrathful Ones.

"Vighnantaka, [with] a body blue in colour, one face and two hands. The right [hand] holds aloft a vajra. The left, a wrathful [gesture held to] the heart, together with a lasso. Having bared fangs and three eyes. [With] brown hair bristling upwards. Adorned with jewels and snakes and having a lower garment of tiger skin. Standing in a manner with the left leg extended." (One Hundred Methods of Accomplishment, Konchog Lhundrub, 1497-1557).

Jeff Watt 6-2006 [updated 12-2014, 8-2018]