Commentary to "The Supplication of the Vajra Verse"

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Cīvaṃcīvaka (shang shang)

  • A mythical creature with the head, arms, and torso of a human being, and the wings and legs of a bird. The throne of the male buddha Amoghasiddhi assumes the form of a cīvaṃcīvaka bird. GD (from the Glossary to Tibetan Elemental Divination Paintings)