Buddhist deity Chinnamunda is the goddess of paradoxes, and she represents both the life-giver and the life-taker sides of the Devi. Depending on the context, she is viewed as both a representation of sexual vitality and a sign of sexual restraint. She stands for life, immortality, recreation, death, temporality, and destruction. Chinnamunda shares traits and iconography with the Hindu goddess Chhinnamasta and she represents spiritual self-realization and Kundalini energy awakening. Mekhala or Elder Mischievous Girl (“The Elder Severed-Headed Sister,”) and Kanakhala or Younger Mischievous Girl (“The Younger Severed-Headed Sister.”), the two sisters who are among the eighty-four Mahasiddhas (“great adepts”) of Vajrayana Buddhism are frequently shown accompanying Chinnamunda.
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Buddhist Gods main description
The Buddhist pantheon comprises hundreds of Gods and Goddesses. They are intended to illustrate the multiple aspects of enlightenment, including its wrathful and furious sides, as well as its peaceful and beneficial aspects. In Mahayana Buddhism, gods, goddesses, and other spiritual beings play a much bigger role than in Theravada Buddhism. They symbolize the energies, forces, and entities that surround and fill human life. They also mirror the human spirit's deeper depths, reflecting attributes that can be awakened through spiritual practice. Voluptuous tree spirits, maternal nurturers, elevated knowledge figures, benevolent healers, potent protectors, cosmic mothers of liberation, and dancing female Buddhas are all part of the pantheon. Childbirth, agriculture, fortune, longevity, art, music, knowledge, love, magic, and occult rituals are all overseen by gods, goddesses, and other spiritual beings. Some of them protect against diseases, snakebites, demons, curses, untimely death, and all other fatal dangers. There are also gods, goddesses, and other spiritual beings that aid practitioners in their quest for knowledge, mental cleansing, higher rebirth, and complete spiritual enlightenment.