1. Vajrayāna Buddhist deities, called on by Vajrayāna to protect the dharma wherever it is under threat.
2. Yogācāra Buddhist philosopher (c.7th cent. CE), who was abbot of the Mahābodhi monastery at Bodhgayā. Almost all his commentary writing has been lost, apart from Chinese trs.
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