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འཕྲོག་མ། | Glossary of Terms

    འཕྲོག་མ།

    ’phrog ma

    Hārītī

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Publications: 9
Translation by Catherine Dalton · Heidi Koppl · James Gentry · Cortland Dahl · Hilary Herdman · Andreas Doctor
  • Hārītī
  • འཕྲོག་མ།
  • ’phrog ma
  • Hārītī
Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Hārītī
  • འཕྲོག་མ།
  • ’phrog ma
  • Hārītī

A rākṣasī with hundreds of children that the Buddha converted into a protector of children. There is a temple specifically for her in Kathmandu.

Translation by Benjamin Collet-Cassart
  • Hārītī
  • འཕྲོག་མ།
  • ’phrog ma
  • Hārītī

A female yakṣa, previously an eater of children but tamed and converted by the Buddha and seen as a protectress. Consort of Pāñcika.

Tantra Text Warning

Warning: Readers are reminded that according to Vajrayāna Buddhist tradition there are restrictions and commitments concerning tantra. Practitioners who are not sure if they should read this translation are advised to consult the authorities of their lineage. The responsibility for reading this text or sharing it with others who may or may not fulfill the requirements lies in the hands of readers.

Translation by Wiesiek Mical
  • Hārītī
  • འཕྲོག་མ།
  • ’phrog ma
  • Hārītī

A yakṣiṇī; after conversion to Buddhadharma she became the protectress of children.

Tantra Text Warning

Warning: Readers are reminded that according to Vajrayāna Buddhist tradition there are restrictions and commitments concerning tantra. Practitioners who are not sure if they should read this translation are advised to consult the authorities of their lineage. The responsibility for reading this text or sharing it with others who may or may not fulfill the requirements lies in the hands of readers.

Translation by Thomas Doctor
  • Hārītī
  • འཕྲོག་མ།
  • ’phrog ma
  • Hārītī
Translation by Wiesiek Mical
  • Hārītī
  • འཕྲོག་མ།
  • ’phrog ma
  • Hārītī

One of the great yakṣiṇīs.

Translation by James Gentry
  • Hārītī
  • འཕྲོག་མ།
  • ’phrog ma
  • Hārītī
Translation by James Gentry
  • Hārītī
  • འཕྲོག་མ།
  • ’phrog ma
  • Hārītī
Translation by James Gentry
  • Hārītī
  • འཕྲོག་མ།
  • ’phrog ma
  • Hārītī

A child-eating demoness who was tamed by the Buddha and became a protectress of children, women, the saṅgha, and all beings.