Glossary

Yakṣa
Type of termDefinition
TermYakṣa
Alternative TermsYakṣas, yaksha, yakshas
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Long Description

The male attendant of a Jina, one of the pair of guardian or protector gods for each Jina. The śāsana-devatā protect his teachings – śāsana – and can appease evil powers. The yakṣa and yakṣī's closeness to the Jina and their divine powers mean they are popular subjects of worship.

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