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The '''fifty-eight wrathful deities''' belong to the mandala of the [[Hundred Peaceful and Wrathful Deities]], and feature in several practices and cycles of teachings, most notably the ''[[Tibetan Book of the Dead]]'' and the [[Guhyagarbha Tantra]]. They are:
 
The '''fifty-eight wrathful deities''' belong to the mandala of the [[Hundred Peaceful and Wrathful Deities]], and feature in several practices and cycles of teachings, most notably the ''[[Tibetan Book of the Dead]]'' and the [[Guhyagarbha Tantra]]. They are:
  
1-10) the five wrathful herukas and their five consorts; <br>
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1-10) the [[five wrathful herukas and their five consorts]]; <br>
11-18) the eight wrathful females; <br>  
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11-18) the [[eight wrathful females]] (Skt. gaurī, Wyl. ''gau ri  ma  brgyad''); <br>  
19-26) the eight tramen; <br>
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19-26) the [[eight tramen]] (Skt. piśacī); <br>
27-30) the four female gatekeepers and <br>
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27-30) the [[four female gatekeepers]] and <br>
31-58) the [[twenty-eight ishvaris]].
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31-58) the [[twenty-eight ishvaris]] (Wyl. ''dbang phyug ma nyer  brgyad'').
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The fifty-eight wrathful deities become sixty when you add [[Chemchok Heruka]] (Wyl. ''che mchog heruka'') and his consort Krodhiśvarī, who are the wrathful aspects of [[Samantabhadra]] and [[Samantabhadri]].
  
 
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Revision as of 13:04, 8 October 2007

The fifty-eight wrathful deities belong to the mandala of the Hundred Peaceful and Wrathful Deities, and feature in several practices and cycles of teachings, most notably the Tibetan Book of the Dead and the Guhyagarbha Tantra. They are:

1-10) the five wrathful herukas and their five consorts;
11-18) the eight wrathful females (Skt. gaurī, Wyl. gau ri ma brgyad);
19-26) the eight tramen (Skt. piśacī);
27-30) the four female gatekeepers and
31-58) the twenty-eight ishvaris (Wyl. dbang phyug ma nyer brgyad).

The fifty-eight wrathful deities become sixty when you add Chemchok Heruka (Wyl. che mchog heruka) and his consort Krodhiśvarī, who are the wrathful aspects of Samantabhadra and Samantabhadri.