Candraprabha

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Candraprabha
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Candraprabha, Tiantan Garden, Shantou
Sanskritचन्द्रप्रभ
Candraprabha
Chinese月光菩薩
(Pinyin: Yuèguāng Púsà)
月光遍照菩薩
(Pinyin: Yuèguāng Biànzhào Púsà))
月光普照菩薩
(Pinyin:
Yuèguāng Pǔzhào Púsà)
月净菩薩
(Pinyin:
Yuèyào Púsà
Japanese月光菩薩がっこう/げっこうぼさつ
(romaji: Gakkō Bosatsu or Gekkō Bosatsu)
月光遍照菩薩がっこうへんじょうぼさつ
(romaji: Gakkō Henjō Bosatsu)
月光王菩薩がっこうおうぼさつ
(romaji: Gakkō Ō Bosatsu)
月浄菩薩がつじょうぼさつ
(romaji: Getsujō Bosatsu)
Khmerចន្ទ្រប្រភា
(chan-pra-phiea)
Korean월광보살
(RR: Wolgwang Bosal)
월광변조보살
(RR: Wolgwang Byeonjo Bosal)
월정보살
(RR: Woljaeng Bosal)
Thaiพระจันทรประภาโพธิสัตว์
Tibetanཟླ་འོད་
Wylie: zla 'od
THL: da ö
VietnameseNguyệt Quang Bồ Tát
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Gakkō Bosatsu, Nara period, Tōdai-ji, Nara

Candraprabha (literally "Moonlight", Chinese: 月光菩薩; pinyin: Yuèguāng Púsà; Japanese pronunciation: Gakkō or Gekkō Bosatsu) is a bodhisattva often seen with Sūryaprabha, as the two siblings serve Bhaiṣajyaguru. Statues of Nikkō and Gakkō closely resemble each other and are commonly found together, sometimes flanking temple doors. They are also recognized in mainland Asia as devas.

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