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# Ankusha (Skt. ''Aṅkuśā''; Wyl. ''lcags kyu ma'' or ''rta gdong ma'') also called 'Horse Face' or 'Iron Hook', guarding the east gate and in union with Vijaya (or Achala?)
 
# Ankusha (Skt. ''Aṅkuśā''; Wyl. ''lcags kyu ma'' or ''rta gdong ma'') also called 'Horse Face' or 'Iron Hook', guarding the east gate and in union with Vijaya (or Achala?)
 
# Pasha (Skt. ''Pāśā''; Wyl. ''zhags pa ma'' or ''phag gdong ma'') also called 'Sow Face' or 'the Noose', guarding the south gate and in union with [[Yamantaka]]
 
# Pasha (Skt. ''Pāśā''; Wyl. ''zhags pa ma'' or ''phag gdong ma'') also called 'Sow Face' or 'the Noose', guarding the south gate and in union with [[Yamantaka]]
# Shrinkhala (Skt. ''Śriṅkhalā''; Wyl. ''lcags sgrog ma'' or ''seng gdong ma'') also called 'Lion Face' or 'Iron Chain', guarding the west gate and in union with [[Hayagriva]]  
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# Shrinkhala (Skt. ''Śṛṅkhalā''; Wyl. ''lcags sgrog ma'' or ''seng gdong ma'') also called 'Lion Face' or 'Iron Chain', guarding the west gate and in union with [[Hayagriva]]  
 
# Ghanta (Skt. ''Ghaṇtā''; Wyl. ''dril bu ma'' or ''spyang gdong ma'') also called 'Wolf Face' or 'the Bell', guarding the north gate and in union with [[Düdtsi Yönten|Amritakundali]].<noinclude>
 
# Ghanta (Skt. ''Ghaṇtā''; Wyl. ''dril bu ma'' or ''spyang gdong ma'') also called 'Wolf Face' or 'the Bell', guarding the north gate and in union with [[Düdtsi Yönten|Amritakundali]].<noinclude>
  

Latest revision as of 10:35, 18 December 2018

The four female gatekeepers (Tib. སྒོ་མ་བཞི་, go ma shyi, Wyl. sgo ma bzhi), who are counted among the forty-two peaceful deities, are:

  1. Ankusha (Skt. Aṅkuśā; Wyl. lcags kyu ma or rta gdong ma) also called 'Horse Face' or 'Iron Hook', guarding the east gate and in union with Vijaya (or Achala?)
  2. Pasha (Skt. Pāśā; Wyl. zhags pa ma or phag gdong ma) also called 'Sow Face' or 'the Noose', guarding the south gate and in union with Yamantaka
  3. Shrinkhala (Skt. Śṛṅkhalā; Wyl. lcags sgrog ma or seng gdong ma) also called 'Lion Face' or 'Iron Chain', guarding the west gate and in union with Hayagriva
  4. Ghanta (Skt. Ghaṇtā; Wyl. dril bu ma or spyang gdong ma) also called 'Wolf Face' or 'the Bell', guarding the north gate and in union with Amritakundali.

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