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Daka (Skt. ḍāka; Tib. དཔའ་བོ་, pawo[1], Wyl. dpa' bo), literally 'hero' — the tantric equivalent of a bodhisattva and the male equivalent of a dakini.


  1. Strictly speaking the Tibetan for ḍāka is khandro (while the Tibetan for ḍākinī is khandroma). The Tibetan word pawo, literally meaning a hero or virile one, actually translates the Sanskrit word vīra.