Gandharva

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(1) A class of divine beings (gods) on the plane of sensory desires that live on fragrances and are musicians. (2) Beings in the state of bardo existence in between death and rebirth onto the plane of sensory desires. Such beings live on either pleasant fragrances during fortunate eons or unpleasant odors during unfortunate eons.

Tibetan: དྲི་ཟ། dri-za

Sanskrit: gandharva

J. Hopkins: Scent eater; odor eater

Synonyms: Those who sustain themselves on fragrances; Heavenly musicians

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