Hariti is referred to as a Buddhist goddess for protecting children, uncomplicated childbirth, happy parenting, husband-wife harmony, love, well-being, and family security. In Japan, she is also known as Kishimojin and is sometimes associated with the Hindu deity Kali. She is revered as a protective deity in both Chinese and Japanese Buddhism, but in various folk traditions, she is a female demon of misfortune and sadness. The iconography of Hariti is comparable to that of the Greek goddess Tyche which may have been conveyed to East Asia through the influence of Greco-Buddhism.
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Buddhist Gods main description
Buddhist Gods 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.