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yidam deity [IW]
yidam deity; chosen meditational deity [RY]
his yidam [RY]
Skt. iṣṭadeva. 1) Meditation Deity, Tutelary Deity, Personal Deity, Chosen Deity; 2) Iṣṭadeva. Long form of yi dam. Erick Tsiknopoulos