Buddhist Mythology

The Gods and Bodhisvattas of Enlightenment...


Japanese Wisdom God

Also known as Daisho-Ten, Kangi-Ten, Kangiten, Shoden-Sama

Familiar-seeming elephant-headed deity

Yes, this is the Japanese Buddhist version of Ganesha.

GodNote: Sorry this Shoten article is a bit short. We have sent our Data Dwarves off to find more nuggets of information. Updates coming soon.

Shoten Facts and Figures

Name: Shoten
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Daisho-Ten, Kangi-Ten, Kangiten, Shoden-Sama

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

In charge of: Wisdom
Area of expertise: Wisdom

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

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