What is the source of this deity?

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What is the source of this deity?

Post by petertohen » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:27 am

I'm familiar with the some of the stories about why we make the water offerings to Dzambhala. But I have not seen his name mentioned in any sutras or (the admittedly few) tantras I've read. What is the source of this deity? Is there a textual source? Did Dzambhala originate from India or from the Himalayas ?
Thank you in advance for any input. :buddha2:

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Re: What is the source of this deity?

Post by pemachophel » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:47 pm

There is the 108 Names of Jambhala Dharani in the Zung-du (gZungs 'Dus), Collection of Dharanis.
Pema Chophel པདྨ་ཆོས་འཕེལ

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