Hindus and Buddhists equally worship Vajrayogini as a deity of knowledge and wisdom. Also known as Ugra Tara, the goddess Vajrayogini is thought to be one of the wisest and most powerful deities, capable of bestowing the blessing of superior enlightenment on anyone she thinks deserves it. According to scholar Miranda Shaw, Vajrayoginī is “inarguably the supreme deity of the Tantric pantheon. No male Buddha, including her heavenly consort, Heruka Cakrasaṃvara, approaches her in metaphysical or practical import”. She is an Anuttarayoga Tantra Ishta Devata (meditation goddess), and her rituals include means for averting ordinary death, intermediate state (bardo), and rebirth (samsara) by altering them into paths to enlightenment, as well as means for transforming all ordinary daily experiences into higher spiritual paths.
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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.