Krodhishvari, Krodhīśvarī, Krodheśvarī, Krodhi-ishvari, Krodheshvari, Krodha-ishvari: 2 definitions


Krodhishvari 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 terms Krodhīśvarī and Krodheśvarī can be transliterated into English as Krodhisvari or Krodhishvari or Krodhesvari or Krodheshvari, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhist Teachers, Deities and other Spiritual beings

Krodhīśvarī (क्रोधीश्वरी) is the consort of Chemchok Heruka—an additional deity of the “Fifty-eight Wrathful Deities” (Tibetan: khro bo lha nga brgyad) according to various sources such as the Guhyagarbha Tantra and the Tibetan Book of the Dead.—They feature in Tantric teachings and practices which focus on purifying elements of the body and mind. These deities [e.g., Krodhīśvarī] form part part of the the Hundred Peaceful and Wrathful Deities who manifest to a deceased person following the dissolution of the body and consciousness whilst they are in the intermediate state (bardo) between death and rebirth. The fifty-eight wrathful deities become sixty when you add Chemchok Heruka (che mchog heruka) and his consort Krodhīśvarī. The are the wrathful aspects of Samantabhadra and Samantabhadrī.

Source: Google Books: Medieval Rule in Tibet

Krodhīśvarī (क्रोधीश्वरी) or Krodheśvarī is the consort of Viśuddha Heruka, as displayed in the northern part of the third tier of the bkra shis sgo mang Stupa for Phag mo gru pa.—The central panel of Ratnacuḍa (Cuḍamāṇi / Gtsug gi nor bu) was flanked by two side panels of Viśuddha Heruka (Yang dag He ru ka), to his right side (seen from the central deity), and the eight-handed Aṣṭabhuja Tārā, to his left. Viśuddha Heruka has three faces and six hands and embraces his consort Krodhīśvarī. Both stand in the middle of the panel surrounded by their retinue of eight Gaurī Ma mo consisting of Gaurī, Caurī, Pramohā, Vetālī, Pukkasī, Ghasmarī, Śmaśānī and Caṇḍālī which usually occupy the main directions and intermediate directions in the meditative visualization. A panel, some time ago offered by Soo Tze Oriental Antiques, depicts this very maṇḍala (pl. 300).

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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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