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(Skt.). In iconography, a circle of hair between a Buddha's eyebrows, being one of the 32 marks (dvātriṃśadvara-lakṣaṇa) of a ‘superman’ (mahāpuruṣa). This individual feature is itself sometimes also personified as a goddess in later Mahāyāna andtantric Buddhism.

Subjects: Buddhism.


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