Four Goddesses; 1 Definition(s)
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General definition (in Buddhism)
Four Goddesses:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit caturdevī defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 4):
- Rocanī (Yellow goddess),
- Māmakī (Devoted goddess),
- Pāṇḍurā (White goddess),
- 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
Full-text (+54): Camunda, Krishna, Saumyasya, Shankari, Krishnasya, Agnivadana, Prabhavati, Mahakeshi, Pavana, Agnijvala, Cetrakastha, Agnijihva, Vahnyanana, Kadamba, Siddhida, Susiddha, Samutkhali, Dhvajavati, Prasannasya, Lokamata.
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The Indian Buddhist Iconography (by Benoytosh Bhattachacharyya)
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 5: Birth rites of Sambhava < [Chapter I - Sambhavajinacaritra]
Part 2: Story of Prasannacandra < [Chapter IX - Stories of the ploughman]
Part 3: Description of Aṣṭāpada < [Chapter VI]
The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians (by E.A. Wallis Budge)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
The Gods of the Egyptians Vol 1 (by E. A. Wallis Budge)
The gods of northern Buddhism (by Alice Getty)