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Mahakala (Sanskrit: महाकाल; IAST: Mahākāla) is a deity common to Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism. According to Hinduism, Mahakala is the consort of Hindu Goddess Kali and most prominently appears in Kalikula sect of Shaktism. Mahākāla also appears as a protector deity known as a dharmapala in Vajrayana Buddhism, particularly most Tibetan traditions (Citipati), in Tangmi (Chinese Esoteric Buddhism) and in Shingon (Japanese Esoteric Buddhism). He is known as Dàhēitiān and Daaih'hāktīn (大黑天) in Mandarin and Cantonese, Daeheukcheon (대흑천) in Korean and Daikokuten (大黒天) in Japanese. →Wikipedia

Mahakalaམ་ཧཱ་གཱ་ལ།MahákálaマハーカーラМахакалаமகாகாலன்มหากาฬ大黑天Mahakala (Dharmapala)মহাকালMaacalaमहाकाल

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Figure of Mahakala seated on a corpse upon a lotus-petalled throne

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