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Mahamayuri (Sanskrit: महामायूरी Mahāmāyūrī, Chinese: 孔雀明王 Kǒngquè Míngwáng, Japanese: 孔雀明王 Kujaku Meiō, Korean: 공작명왕 GongJakMyeongWang), is one of the Wisdom Kings in the Buddhist Pantheon. Mahamayuri is a peacefull personnification, in contrast to the wrathful wrathfull attirudes of male personifications of the Wisdom Kings.[1] Mahamayuri had the power to protect devotees from poisonning, either physical or spiritual.[2][3]

Mahamayuri statue

Mahamayuri statue.

See also


  1. Musée Guimet exhibit
  2. Notable acquisitions at the Art Institute of Chicago Art Institute of Chicago, James N. Wood p.36 [1]
  3. Musée Guimet exhibit


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