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The Great Peacock Wisdom Queen


Mahamayuri Vidyarajni Devi, also known as "The Great Peacock Wisdom Queen", is a peaceful looking wrathful deity in Mahayana, she is one of the Pancaraksa Devi's (Five Protection Deities) and is associated with the removal of poisons, circa 6th.-7th. century CE, cave no.5, (also called Maharwada Cave, as it was used by local Mahar Tribes people as shelter during monsoon). It is the biggest Vihara (Assembly Hall) among Buddhist Caves of Ellora (Verul Leni), Ellora, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.




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