Deities According to Function (Buddhist)
Subjects, Topics & Types:
 Tibetan Medicine
 Tantric Medicine (substances)
 Tantric Healing (meditation, mantra, visualization)
 Yantra Yoga
 Long Life Deities
 Purification Deities
 Cleansing Deities
 Healing Deities
- Illness & Deity Glossary
- Health, Healing & Longevity Deities
- Tibetan Medicine Glossary
There are deities and categories of deities for confession, purification, cleansing, healing in general, healing specific illnesses, naga illness, astrological illness, contagion, long-life, and immortality.
Vajrasattva is the principal Vajrayana deity for the purification of moral and ethical faults. For specific defilements and sickness there is also wide range of specialized deities. Some deities are for contagious disease and others for non-contagious.
The subject of healing traditionally has two broad distinctions which overlap in many ways:  Purification and  Healing. These can further be sub-divided into the Four Activities of  Peaceful,  Increasing  Powerful and  Wrathful.
Jeff Watt 5-2000 [updated 6-2017, 2-2020]