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མིག་མི་བཟང་། | Glossary of Terms

    མིག་མི་བཟང་།

    mig mi bzang

    Virūpākṣa

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Publications: 19
Translation by Fumi Yao
  • Virūpākṣa
  • མིག་མི་བཟང་།
  • mig mi bzang
  • Virūpākṣa

One of the Four Great Kings.

Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Virūpākṣa
  • མིག་མི་བཟང་།
  • mig mi bzang
  • Virūpākṣa

One of the Four Mahārājas, he is the guardian of the western direction and traditionally the lord of the nāgas.

Translation by Zachary Beer
  • Virūpākṣa
  • མིག་མི་བཟང་།
  • mig mi bzang
  • Virūpākṣa

One of the four great kings, the protectors of the world; guardian of the west.

Translation by Timothy Hinkle
  • Virūpākṣa
  • མིག་མི་བཟང་།
  • mig mi bzang
  • Virūpākṣa

One of the Four Great Kings, he presides over the western quarter and rules over the nāgas.

Translation by Catherine Dalton · Heidi Koppl · James Gentry · Cortland Dahl · Hilary Herdman · Andreas Doctor
  • Virūpākṣa
  • མིག་མི་བཟང་།
  • mig mi bzang
  • Virūpākṣa
Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Virūpākṣa
  • མིག་མི་བཟང་།
  • mig mi bzang
  • Virūpākṣa

One of the four mahārājas. He is the guardian of the western direction and the lord of the nāgas.

Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Virūpākṣa
  • མིག་མི་བཟང་།
  • mig mi bzang
  • Virūpākṣa
  • Virupākṣa

One of the four mahārājas. He is the guardian of the western direction and traditionally the lord of the nāgas, though in this sūtra that appears to be Dhṛtarāṣṭra.

Translation by Wiesiek Mical · Timothy Hinkle
  • Virūpākṣa
  • མིག་མི་བཟང་།
  • mig mi bzang
  • Virūpākṣa

One of the Four Great Kings.

Translation by Gyurmé Avertin
  • Virūpākṣa
  • མིག་མི་བཟང་།
  • mig mi bzang
  • Virūpākṣa

One of the Four Great Kings, or guardians of the world, he presides over the western quarter and rules over the nāgas that live there.

Translation by Celso Wilkinson · Laura Goetz · L.S. Summer
  • Virūpākṣa
  • མིག་མི་བཟང་།
  • mig mi bzang
  • Virūpākṣa

One of the Four Great Kings (rgyal po chen po bzhi) ruling the four directions of the desire realm. Virūpākṣa rules the western direction and the nāgās (klu) that reside there. In The Question of Mañjuśrī his image is the fifty-second of the eighty designs on the palms and soles of the Tathāgata.

Translation by Benjamin Collet-Cassart
  • Virūpākṣa
  • མིག་མི་བཟང་།
  • mig mi bzang
  • Virūpākṣa

One of the four great kings.

Translation by Karen Liljenberg · Ulrich Pagel
  • Virūpākṣa
  • མིག་མི་བཟང་།
  • mig mi bzang
  • Virūpākṣa

One of the Four Great Kings, the protector of the west.

Translation by Jampa Tenzin · Ngawang Tenzin · Christian Bernert · Julia C. Stenzel
  • Virupākṣa
  • མིག་མི་བཟང་།
  • mig mi bzang
  • Virupākṣa

One of the Four Great Kings, he presides over the western quarter and rules over the nāgas.

Translation by Dr. Thomas Doctor · Timothy Hinkle · Benjamin Collet-Cassart
  • Virūpākṣa
  • མིག་མི་བཟང་།
  • mig mi bzang
  • Virūpākṣa

One among the Four Great Kings, guardian of the west.

Translation by David Gitlen
  • Virūpākṣa
  • མིག་མི་བཟང་།
  • mig mi bzang
  • Virūpākṣa

“Deformed Eyes,” nāga king and guardian of the western direction. Also common epithet of Śiva, where it indicates his odd number of eyes.

Translation by Wiesiek Mical
  • Virūpākṣa
  • སྤྱན་མི་བཟང་།
  • spyan mi bzang
  • Virūpākṣa

The king of the nāgas (one of the four great kings of the directions).

Translation by James Gentry
  • Virūpākṣa
  • མིག་མི་བཟང་།
  • mig mi bzang
  • Virūpākṣa

One of the “four great kings, guardians of the world,” he is held to dwell in the west, presiding over the nāga spirits that live there.

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Translation by Wiesiek Mical · Anna Zilman · Andreas Doctor
  • Virūpākṣa
  • མིག་མི་བཟང་།
  • mig mi bzang
  • Virūpākṣa

One of the Four Great Kings.

Translation by Adam Krug
  • Virūpākṣa
  • མིག་མི་བཟང་།
  • mig mi bzang
  • Virūpākṣa

One of the great kings of the four carinal directions, Virūpākṣa guards the western quarter of the heavens.