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31-58) the [[twenty-eight ishvaris]] (Wyl. ''dbang phyug ma nyer  brgyad'').
 
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]].
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The fifty-eight wrathful deities become sixty when you add [[Chemchok Heruka]] (Wyl. ''che mchog heruka'') and his consort Krodhishvari, who are the wrathful aspects of [[Samantabhadra]] and [[Samantabhadri]].
  
 
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Revision as of 15:54, 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. gauri, Wyl. gau ri ma brgyad);
19-26) the eight tramen (Skt. pishachi);
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 Krodhishvari, who are the wrathful aspects of Samantabhadra and Samantabhadri.