Mahamanjudatta, Mahāmañjudatta: 1 definition


Mahamanjudatta 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.

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Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: The Indian Buddhist Iconography

Mahāmañjudatta (महामञ्जुदत्त) or Mahāmañjudattalokeśvara refers to number 60 of the 108 forms of Avalokiteśvara found in the Machhandar Vahal (Kathmanu, Nepal). [Machhandar or Machandar is another name for for Matsyendra.].


“Regarding Mahāmañjudatta: In all other respects he is similar to [Mahāpaṭala Lokeśvara]. But he carries the Ghaṇṭā, the sword, and the Ratnapallava in his three right hands, and the Vajra, the Ghaṇṭā and the Utpala in his three left.—Mahāpaṭala Lokeśvara is three-faced and six-armed and stands on a lotus. He holds in his three right hands the Vajra, the Viśvavajra and the Utpala, and in his three left, the banner, the Ghaṇṭā and the Kamaṇḍalu”.

The names of the 108 deities [viz., Mahāmañjudatta] possbily originate from a Tantra included in the Kagyur which is named “the 108 names of Avalokiteshvara”, however it is not yet certain that this is the source for the Nepali descriptions.

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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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