Deities › Vajravidāraṇa
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All the buddhas' power and strength
Is condensed within you alone,
Who manifest as the enlightened form of vajra wrath—
Vajravidāraṇa, to you I pay homage!
A series of texts related to the deity Vajravidāraṇa (rdo rje rnam ‘joms), a wrathful form of Vajrapāṇi:
Vajravidāraṇa (rdo rje rnam ‘joms) is a semi-wrathful form of Vajrapāṇi and the deity’s dhāraṇī (gzungs), counted as a kriyā-tantra, is known for its healing and purifying effect. The dhāraṇī has inspired a large number of ritual liturgies and commentaries, both Indic and Tibetan, and is commonly recited by Tibetan and Newar Buddhists. In Tibetan it is preserved mainly in two forms, one in the Kangyur and the Nyingma version presented here, which is said to be a reconstruction based on commentarial literature.