Buddhist Mythology

The Gods and Bodhisvattas of Enlightenment...

RAGARAJA

Buddhist Desire God

Also known as Rāgarāja

Deity of Enlightenment Excitement

One of the Dharmapalas, he converts lust, sexual passion and excitable thoughts into spiritual nudgings towards Enlightenment.

He appears to be quite passionate about his work — he is wild and red-faced and bursting with desire to help you. Perhaps someone should get a bucket of cold water.

His Japanese equivalent is Aizen Myo’o — just as lusty but a little more polite about it.

Ragaraja Facts and Figures

Name: Ragaraja
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Rāgarāja

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

In charge of: Desire
Area of expertise: Desire, Lust

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 791

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Article last revised on November 18, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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