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(Pinyin: Miàojiàn Púsà)
(Pinyin: Zūnxīng Wáng)
(romaji: Myōken Bosatsu)
(RR: Myogyeon Bosal)
(RR: Jonseong Bosal)
|Vietnamese||Diệu Kiến Bồ Tát|
Tôn Tinh Vương
|Venerated by||Mahāyāna, Vajrayāna|
Myōken Bosatsu (Sanskrit: Sudrsti/Sudarśana, Japanese: 妙見菩薩) or Sonsei-Ō, is a bodhisattva (bosatsu), who is the deification of the North Star. It is mainly associated with the Nichiren, Shingon and Tendai temples.
As god of the Polestar, he was associated with Amenominakanushi-no-kami, but also Kisshōten (one of the Seven Lucky Gods), Yakushi Nyōrai (medicine god), and, less commonly, Amatsumikaboshi, a star god and spirit of rebellion who defied the gods of Takamagahara. Myōken has always been worshipped, under his association with Amatsumikaboshi, by the Heike, and among them the infamous first samurai, Taira no Masakado. Even today, he is still worshipped by the Sōma clan's lords and honorary generals, as part of the rituals of Sōma Nomaoi, founded by Masakado.
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