七摩怛里

七摩怛里
saptamātṛ. The seven divine mothers, or personified energies of the principal deities; they are associated with the worship of the god Śiva, and attend on his son Skanda or Kārttikeya, to whom at first only seven Mātṛs were assigned, but in the later mythology an innumerable number, who are sometimes represented as having displaced the original divine mothers M.W. Their names are given as
(1) Cāmuṇḍā 遮文茶 or 左問拏
(2) Gaurī嬌吠哩;
(3) Vaiṣṇavī 吠瑟拏微
(4) Kaumārī 嬌麼哩;
(5) Indrāṇī, Aindrī, or Māhendrī 燕捺利 or 印捺哩;
(6) Raudrī 勞捺哩; and
(7) Vārāhī 末羅呬弭; cf. 七母天.

Chinese Buddhist terms dictionary (Chinese-English). . 2006.

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