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Bokken of Twelve Heavenly Generals: Anila


 
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Older temples around Kyoto and Nara region often have the Yakushi Nyorai a.k.a. Bhaisajyaguru as the center of devotion flanked by the Twelve Heavenly Generals, who were twelve yaksha generals who had been converted through hearing the Medicine Buddha Sutra.

This new series of Bokken features each General on a selected White Oak bokken and made in Japan. The each General is laser-inscribed on the handle in accordance with the actual statue at the Shin Yakushi Temple in Nara. The bokken is shaped with the chevron spine and the rounded hilt end.

Each of the Twelve Heavenly Generals represents the guardian deity by the sexagenarian cycle.You may choose your general by the year of birth and carry it with you.

Anila is the guardian deity for those born in the year of sheep and carries two arrows with his both hands.
The years of sheep are 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967, 1955, 1943, 1931, 1919.

Andira is the guardian deity for those born in the year of monkey and carries Hossu with his both hands.
The years of monkey are 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956, 1944, 1932, 1920.

Catura is the guardian deity for those born in the year of ox and has a sword in his left hand.
The years of ox are 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961, 1949, 1937, 1925.

Indra is the guardian deity for those born in the year of the snake.
The years of snake are 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, 1953, 1941, 1929, 1917.

Kinnara is the guardian deity for those born in the year of tiger and has a sacred stick in his left hand.
The years of tiger are 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950, 1938, 1926.

Kumbhira is the guardian deity for those born in the year of pig and has a sword in his right hand.
The years of pig are 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1959, 1947, 1935, 1923.

Mahoraga is the guardian deity for those born in the year of rabbit and has an ax in his right hand.
The years of rabbit are 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951, 1939, 1927.

Mihira is the guardian deity for those born in the year of rooster and raising his left hand.
The years of rooster are 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957, 1945, 1933, 1921.

Pajra is the guardian deity for those born in the year of dragon and has a bow with his both hand.
The years of dragon are 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964, 1952, 1940, 1928.

Sandila is the guardian deity for those born in the year of horse and has a pike in his right hand.
The years of horse are 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954, 1942, 1930.

Vajra is the guardian deity for those born in the year of dog and has a sword in his right hand.
The years of dog are 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958, 1946, 1934, 1922.

Vikarala is the guardian deity for those born in the year of rat and has a vajra in his right hand.
The years of rat are 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948, 1936, 1924.

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