Gods and Goddesses of Buddhism and Hinduism

Ardhanariswara is combined form of God and Goddess. When the image of half Shiva and half Gauri, it is called Hara Gauri. Like that half Vishnu and half Laxmi is popularly known as Laxmi Narayan.
Among the 108 forms of Lokeswara Avalokiteswara is one who refuses to accept Nirvana since he considers such acceptance selfish in view of the ignorance of the great majority of the people who have not yet attained that stage. His sacrifice symbolises infinite compassion (Karuna), sharing of mankind's misery, willingness to help those in distress. He holds in his hand the indestructible jewel. He is saviour and protector from danger, So, his invocation (Mantra) "OM MANI PADME HUM" is found inscribed on rocks, loose stones, prayer wheels, etc. Avalokiteswara is called Chengresik in Tibet.
Vajrasatwa, the sixth Dhyani Buddha, is regarded by the Nepali Buddhist as the priest of the Five Dhyani Buddha. He is not represented in the stupa like other Dhyani Buddhas, but independent shrines are dedicated to his worship. His worship is always performed in secret and is not open to those who are not initiated into the mysteries of the Vajrayana. Vajrasattwa is represented in two forms, single and yabyum. This Dhyani Buddha wears all ornaments, rich dress and a crown. He is of white colour. He sits cross legged in the meditative pose like other Dhyani Buddhas. He carries the vajra in his right hand with palm upwards against the chest and ghanta (bell) in the left hand resting upon the left thigh.
Bhairab has a number of different forms. He is Shiva's another form in a terrible position and the most distinctive tantric form of Shiva. He is nude, black or dark blue in color. Sometimes in painting, he is white. He has rolling eyes, many arms but usually one head. In his hands are weapons, skull-cup, a wand with 3 skulls or a noose. He wears a necklace, garland of skulls and has skulls in his crown. His hair is unruly. He may wear sandals and is often standing on a recumbent figure.
A representation of many Gods in one. He is a many-headed, many armed. The rear circle of arms has the hands in all the various hand-poses; other circles hold all the implements and weapons. All the heads terrible and gentle are those of the deities.
Chakra Sambara is the main deity of Sambara. He is also regarded as manifestation of Heyvajra who is the central figure of an esoteric cult, the Vajrayana Buddhism. Vajrabarahi is his consort embracing in a mystic position. Their embrace symbolises union between wisdom and method which leads ultimate bliss.

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