Kumbhanda

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Kumbhanda (Skt. kumbhāṇḍa; Tib. གྲུལ་བུམ་, drulbum, Wyl. grul bum) — a class of demons said to dwell in cemeteries. Norbu/Clemente (1995) says that they live in the sea and have human bodies with animal heads.[1] Virudhaka is sometimes named as the lord of the kumbhanda.

Notes

  1. Namkhai Norbu, Drung De'u and Bön, translated by Adriano Clemente, Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, 1995 p.248, n.10