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Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia Illustrations
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The first posits him with thirty-seven assistant devas, the second with seventeen.
The other two are special arrangements, one made by Chisho Daishi, fourth patriarch of the Tendai sect, the other a Shiki mandala which represents deities using their mantra seed syllables drawn in bonji.
There is usually a lion's head on top of his head in his hair.
There are two, four or six armed incarnations of him but the six-armed one is the most common.
According to the "Pavilion of Vajra Peak and all its Yogas and Yogins Sutra" with the abbreviated name of the "Yogins Sutra", possibly an apocryphal work attributed to the great Buddhist patriarch Vajrabodhi, Rāgarāja represents the state at which sexual excitement or agitation can be channeled towards enlightenment and passionate love can become compassion for all living things.