Kalpoktakurukulla, Kalpoktakurukullā, Kalpokta-kurukulla: 1 definition

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Source: archive.org: The Indian Buddhist Iconography

Kalpoktakurukullā (कल्पोक्तकुरुकुल्ला) or simply Kalpokta refers to a four-armed form of Kurukullā: one of the various (female) emanations of Amitābha having their Sādhana described in the 5th-century Sādhanamālā (a collection of sādhana texts that contain detailed instructions for rituals).—Kurukullā is one-faced and may have two, four, six or eight arms. When she is six -armed, she bears the effigies of the five Dhyāni Buddhas on her crown. When two-armed, she is called Śukla Kurukullā, and when she is four-armed she is called by the names of Tārodbhava Kurukullā, Uḍḍiyāna Kurukullā, Hevajrakrama Kurukullā and Kalpokta Kurukullā.

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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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