Taizo-kai Mandara

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Taizo-kai Mandara. Jap. for garbha-dhātu maṇḍala, the Womb Maṇḍala, one of two (with vajra-dhātu maṇḍala, the Diamond Maṇḍala) maṇḍalas of central importance in esoteric (mikkyō) Buddhism in Japan. The first has more than 200 deities contained within it, in thirteen divisions, the second has nearly 1,500 in nine. See also SHINGON.