Dashakrodha, Daśakrodha, Dasha-krodha: 2 definitions

Introduction

Dashakrodha means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Daśakrodha can be transliterated into English as Dasakrodha or Dashakrodha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Tibetan Buddhism: Vajrakilaya

Daśakrodha (दशक्रोध) refers to the “ten wrathful ones” (Tib. ཁྲོ་བོ་བཅུ་, trowo chu, Wyl. khro bo bcu) — the ten main deities in the maṇḍala of Vajrakīlaya, surrounding the main deity in each of the ten directions.

  1. Huṃkāra,
  2. Vijaya (Tib. Namgyal; Wyl. rnam rgyal),
  3. Nīladaṇḍa (Tib. Yuk Ngön; Wyl. dbyug pa sngon po),
  4. Yamāntaka (Tib. Shinjé; Wyl. gshin rje gshed),
  5. Ārya Acala (Tib. Miyowa; Wyl. mi g.yo ba),
  6. Hayagrīva (Tib. Tamdrin; Wyl. rta mgrin),
  7. Aparājita (Tib. Dö Gyal),
  8. Amṛtakuṇḍalī (Tib. Düdtsi Khyilwa; Wyl. bdud rtsi 'khyil ba),
  9. Trailokyavijaya (Tib. Kham Sum Namgyal),
  10. Mahābala (Tib. Tob Chen).
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context information

Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Daśakrodha (दशक्रोध) refers to the “ten wrathful ones” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 11):

  1. Yamāntaka,
  2. Prajñāntaka,
  3. Padmāntaka,
  4. Vighnāntaka,
  5. Acara,
  6. Ṭarkirāja,
  7. Nīladaṇḍa,
  8. Mahābala,
  9. Uṣṇīṣacakravartī,
  10. Sambharāja.

The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., daśa-krodha). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

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