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Buddhist Deity: Vajrabhairava Religious Context

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Lineage: Shri Vajrabhairava, Jnana Dakini, Mahasiddha Lalitavajra, Amoghavajra, Yeshe Jungne Bepa, Mahasiddha Padmavajra, Marmedze Srungwa, Rwa Lotsawa Dorje Drag, Rwa Chorab, Rwa Yeshe Sengge, Rwa Bum Seng, Rongpa Gwalo Namgyal Dorje, Rongpa Sherab Sengge, Lamdrepa Yeshe Palwa, Je Sonam Lhundrub, Choje Dondrub Rinchen, Je Tsongkapa Lobzang Dragpa (1357-1419), etc.

Mal Lineage: the lord of Refuge Vajradhara, Arya Manjushri, Acharya Buddha Jnana, Dipamkara Zangpo, Brahmin Shridhara, the pandita and mahasiddha Naropa, Minyam Dorje Kol, the Nepali of Yerang - Bharo Chagdum, Mal Lotsawa Lodro Dragpa, Sachen Kunga Nyingpo (1092-1158), etc.

Toh 409. The Tantra of Vajrabhairava’s Destruction. འཇིགས་བྱེད་རྣམ་པར་འཇོམས་པའི་རྒྱུད། · 'jigs byed rnam par 'joms pa'i rgyud/vajrabhairavavidāraṇatantra

Toh 468. The Tantra of the Great Vajrabhairava. འཇིགས་བྱེད་ཆེན་པོའི་རྒྱུད། · 'jigs byed chen po'i rgyud/
vajramahābhairavatantra.

Toh 470. The Tantra of the Practice of Vajrabhairava. འཇིགས་བྱེད་ཀྱི་རྟོག་པའི་རྒྱུད། · 'jigs byed kyi rtog pa'i rgyud/vajrabhairavakalpatantra.

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Jeff Watt [updated 4-2017, 12-2019]

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