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Buddhist Deity: Guhyasamaja - Lokeshvara

Guhyasamaja Iconography

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Lokeshvara Guhyasamaja (Lord of the World, Secret Assembly) is a Buddhist meditational deity that arises from the Guhyasamaja root text Sarva Tathagata Kaya Vag Chitta Rahasya Guhyasamaja Nama Maha Kalpa Raja Tantra (4th-5th century C.E. TBRC w25350). The Lokeshvara form was popularized by Atisha Dipamkara.

Jeff Watt [updated 8-2018]