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Mahabala, very strong, is a Buddhist (Mahayana) god. He is a fearsome emanation of Amitabha and a dipkala (guardian) of the northwestern quarter. His color is red, and attributes are the jewel, snakes, sword, tiger skin, trident, and white fly whisk. He is three-headed. A.G.H.
Jordan, Michael, Encyclopedia of Gods, New York, Facts On File, Inc. 1993, p. 151