Saturday, March 30, 2019

The sixteen offering goddesses

མཆོད་པའི་ལྷ་མོ་བཅུ་དྲུག
I am sure many of you must have visited the Buddha Dordenma at Kuenselphodrang in Thimphu. 
Surrounding the magnificent Buddha you must have also noticed many offering goddess, each offering particular type of offering. Well these are the Sixteen Offering Goddesses. Each goddess presents a variety of pleasing and attractive qualities. These goddesses are included in the retinues of many Buddhist deities and find a special mention.

The following are the names of 16 goddesses:



















They are female bodhisattvas. They are their constantly offering 16 types of offering to Lord Buddha. 
Recite the following Mantra of each goddess at the site. It is believed that the effort will help in multiplying the benefits. In fact you are requesting the goddess to offer on your behalf. 

Mantras of the sixteen offering goddesses:
  1. OṂ ĀḤ VAJRA VĪṆE HŪṂ
  2. OṂ ĀḤ VAJRA VAṂŚE HŪṂ
  3. OṂ ĀḤ VAJRA MURAJE HŪṂ
  4. OṂ ĀḤ VAJRA MṚDAṂGE HŪṂ
  5. OṂ ĀḤ VAJRA HĀSYE HŪṂ
  6. OṂ ĀḤ VAJRA LĀSYE HŪṂ
  7. OṂ ĀḤ VAJRA GĪTE HŪṂ
  8. OṂ ĀḤ VAJRA NṚTYE HŪṂ
  9. OṂ ĀḤ VAJRA PUṢPE HŪṂ
  10. OṂ ĀḤ VAJRA DHŪPE HŪṂ
  11. OṂ ĀḤ VAJRA ĀLOKE HŪṂ
  12. OṂ ĀḤ VAJRA GANDHE HŪṂ
  13. OṂ ĀḤ VAJRA DARŚE HŪṂ
  14. OṂ ĀḤ VAJRA RĀSYE HŪṂ
  15. OṂ ĀḤ VAJRA SPARŚE HŪṂ
  16. OṂ ĀḤ VAJRA DHARME HŪṂ

I hope now you know who they are.

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