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vidyādhara

Overview page. Subjects: Buddhism.

One of a legendary class of wizards, often living in the mountains, well versed in shape-sifting, the casting of spells, and other magical ‘sciences’.

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Vidyādhara (weikza/weizzā)

Niklas Foxeus.

in Buddhism

P ublished online October 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Buddhism; Tibetan Buddhism; Zen Buddhism. 9205 words.

In various Indian traditions, the vidyādhara, “bearer of wisdom/practical knowledge/ritual lore,” was known as semi-divine, youthful, beautiful, and amorous being flying about in the...

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vidyādhara

Overview page. Subjects: Buddhism.

One of a legendary class of wizards, often living in the mountains, well versed in shape-sifting, the casting of spells, and other magical ‘sciences’.

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vidyādhara

Damien Keown.

in A Dictionary of Buddhism

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 106 words.

(Skt.). ‘Knowledge-holders’.

1 A class of powerful beings thought to live in the snowy mountains of north India and have

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vidyādhara

W. J. Johnson.

in A Dictionary of Hinduism

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Hinduism. 30 words.

One of a legendary class of wizards, often living in the mountains, well versed in shape-sifting, the casting of spells,

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vidyādhara (P.)

Edited by Robert E. Buswell and David S. Lopez.

in The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

P ublished online July 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 96 words.

In Sanskrit, lit. “keeper of knowledge.” Knowledge (vidyā) in this context has the denotation of knowledge of sacred

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Trungpa, Rinpoche Vidyadhara Chögyam (1939–87)

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 107 words.

(1939–87).

Tibetan Buddhist of Kagyü and Nyingma schools. He was recognized as the eleventh Trungpa Tulku when 1

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weikza

Edited by Robert E. Buswell and David S. Lopez.

in The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

P ublished online July 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 312 words.

In Burmese, a “wizard,” deriving from the Pāli vijjādhara (S. vidyādhara). In Burmese popular religion, the weikza is

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Kumbakonam

Alessandra Lopez y Royo Iyer.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; South and Southeast Asian Art. 277 words.

[KumbhakonamTamil Kumpakoṇam]

Town in Tamil Nadu, India, that flourished from the 9th century ad. Fifteen temples to Shiva and Vishnu are found at Kumbakonam and neighbouring...

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