Four Goddesses; 1 Definition(s)

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General definition (in Buddhism)

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Four Goddesses:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit caturdevī defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 4):

  1. Rocanī (Yellow goddess),
  2. Māmakī (Devoted goddess),
  3. Pāṇḍurā (White goddess),
  4. Tārā (Shining goddess).

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

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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