Buddhist Mythology

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HEVAJRA

Tibetan Destruction God

A vaguely Shiva-like Yidam

He is a Yidam — an enlightened being — popular in Mongolia, Tibet, Cambodia and Thailand.

He has his own tantra, the Hevajratantra, which we have taken the liberty of completely failing to comprehend. He likes a bit of Yab-Yum with his Shakti and that is as far as we are willing to penetrate at present.

In appearance, Hevajra seems a bit like a Buddhist Shiva with a dark blue body and a dizzying variety of forms. The base model may start out with a mere one or two heads but there are manifestations of him with up to eight heads and sixteen arms of varying colors. We’re not sure how many eyes per head.

Hevajra Facts and Figures

Name: Hevajra
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

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

In charge of: Destruction
Area of expertise: Destruction

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 773

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

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