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uṣṇīṣa


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(Skt.). In iconography, the swelling of flesh or the top-knot of hair on a Buddha's head, one of the 32 marks (dvātriṃśadvara-lakṣaṇa) of a ‘superman’ (mahāpuruṣa), sometimes personified as a goddess such Uṣṇīṣa-vijaya.

Subjects: Buddhism.


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