Buddhist Mythology

The Gods and Bodhisvattas of Enlightenment...

DAINICHI

Japanese Supreme God

Also known as Dainichi-Nyorai

Japanese subtitled version of the Buddha Vairocana

He is the supreme Buddha of the Shingon Buddhist sect.

Incomprehensively wise, this Japanese incarnation of Vairocana holds his left index finger, wears a crown (sometimes with a dog’s head in it) and meditates. What can he be thinking?

Dainichi Facts and Figures

Name: Dainichi
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Dainichi-Nyorai

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Everything
Area of expertise: Supreme, Everything

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 1104

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Article last revised on September 20, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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