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ཤཱ་ཀྱ་འཕེལ། | Glossary of Terms


    shA kya ’phel


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Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Śākyavardhana
  • ཤཱ་ཀྱ་འཕེལ།
  • shA kya ’phel
  • Śākyavardhana
  • Śākyapravṛddha

A yakṣa that was the protective deity for the Śākya clan, which was the Buddha’s clan. The Śākyas had a temple devoted to him and he is represented in sculpture as being present at his birth.