Ucchushmajambhala, Ucchuṣmajambhala, Ucchushma-jambhala: 1 definition


Ucchushmajambhala 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 term Ucchuṣmajambhala can be transliterated into English as Ucchusmajambhala or Ucchushmajambhala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Uchchhushmajambhala.

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1) Ucchuṣmajambhala (उच्छुष्मजम्भल) is another name for Ucchuṣma: one of the various emanations of Akṣobhya having their Sādhana described in the 5th-century Sādhanamālā (a collection of sādhana texts that contain detailed instructions for rituals).—His Appearance is terrible; his Vāhana is Kuvera vomitting jewels; his Āsana is the pratyālīḍha.—Ucchuṣma also called Ḍimbha, being a variety of Jambhala, bears also the image of Akṣobhya on his crown. He may however, have the image of Ratnasambhava instead, and as an emanation of Ratnasambhava Jambhala will be described later. Several Sādhanas are devoted to his worship.

2) Ucchuṣmajambhala (उच्छुष्मजम्भल) or simply Ucchuṣma also refers to one of the various emanations of Ratnasambhava.—His Āsana is the pratyālīḍha; his Appearance is terrible; his Vāhana is Kuvera.—This Ucchuṣma Jambhala is identical in form with the one already discussed under the emanation of Akṣobhya.—Note: also see Jambhala.

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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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