Twelve Heavenly Generals  

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In some Buddhist denominations, the Twelve Heavenly Generals or Twelve Divine Generals are the protective deities, or yaksha, of Bhaisajyaguru, the buddha of healing. They are introduced in the Bhaiajyaguruvaiduryaprabharaja Sutra. They are collectively named as follows: simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: sh'i `er sh'en jiang Japanese: Juni Shinsho or Juni Shinno or Juni Yakusha Taisho The names of the generals are: The goddess Marishi-Ten, protector of warriors and protector against fire is sometimes worshipped as one of the Twelve Heavenly Generals.

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