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(Pinyin: Jíxiáng tiān)
(RR: Gilsang Cheon)
Wylie: lha mo chen mo dpal
|Vietnamese||Cát Tường Thiên|
|Venerated by||Mahāyāna, Vajrayāna|
Kisshōten (吉祥天, lit. "Auspicious Heavens"), also known as Kichijōten, Kisshoutennyo (吉祥天女), Kudokuten (功徳天) is a Japanese female deity. Adapted via Buddhism from the Hindu goddess Lakshmi. Kisshoutennyo is sometimes named as one of the Seven Gods of Fortune (fukujin), replacing either Jurōjin or Fukurokuju. For example, in the 1783 edition of the Butsuzōzui compendium (reprinted in 1796), Kichijōten replaces Fukurokuju as one of the seven fukujin. She is considered to be the goddess of happiness, fertility, and beauty. Kisshoutennyo's iconography is distinguished by the Nyoihōju gem (如意宝珠) in her hand.
When Kisshoutennyo is counted among the seven fukujin and fellow Fukujin Daikoku is regarded in feminine form, all three of the Hindu Tridevi goddesses are represented in the Fukujin, with Daikoku representing Parvati.
- Kisshō Tennyo (manga)
- Nyoihōju (如意宝珠) wishing gem
- Fukujin (福神) deities
- Buddhist Tenbu (天部) deities
- Hinduism in Japan
- Star of Lakshmi
- Kagome crest
- Kagome lattice
- "Wooden figure of Kichijōten". The British Museum. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
- "Butsuzōzui (Illustrated Compendium of Buddhist Images)" (digital photos) (in Japanese). Ehime University Library. 1796. p. (077.jpg).
- "Kisshōten (Kichijōten)". Philadelphia Museum of Art. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
- "Butsuzōzui (Illustrated Compendium of Buddhist Images)" (digital photos) (in Japanese). Ehime University Library. 1796. p. (059.jpg).
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