Based on a line found in the sutra known as "The Lantern Passing Record", this new system was called Lion's Roar. According to this sutra, upon the birth of the Buddha, he stood up, pointed the finger of one hand to the sky, the finger of the other hand to the earth and roared like a lion to announce he had arrived. It is one of the famous legends. Lion's Roar was considered the Tibetan Lamas' special gift, directly from Buddha.
Lion Roar has Buddha's philosophical meaning. Basically Lion roar also means wake up call to all to understand inner world and universe. This is one of the reason you will see lion in most of the painting (Thankas).
Lion Roar Martial Arts, Tibet & Siddhartha Gautama:
While we know very little about the history of Lion's Roar while it was in Tibet and Qinghai, the legend about the creation of the system and its first generation has remained intact. According to this legend, Lion Roar was considered the gift to Tibet from Nepal and Lion's Roar martial arts found practiced in Tibet by Buddhist Lama named Ah Dat-Ta. Ah Dat-Ta is also sometimes known as the "Dai Dat Lama". It can link to Nepal's 4th century scenario and even before numerous evidences could put together. Lion Roar style based on the Simhada Vajramukti, which honored the enlightened Shakyamuni Gautama.
Bajrayogini Dance & Lion Roar connection:
This dance has a classical base. "Yogini" is the name of a particular Tantrik deity and among the four Yoginis of the Kathmandu Valley, the Bajra Yogini in the deity who holds the "Bajra" or thunderbolt in her hand. The movements of this dance are based on the music called "Chariya" which is believed to have mystical powers. This dance is also known as spiritual dance with the defense and aggression moves as stated below:
Bajrayogini dance is an ancient classical dance of Nepal, which is based on Tantric of Buddhism. The Bajrayogini dance depicts a blend of emotion, which contract with each other. The dancer experience movements of peace and moments of anger, which again alternates with feeling of joy, sorrow, defense and aggression.
Bajrayogini is also called the form of Bajrabarahi (Lion face) female yidma highest level of yoga Tantra. Philosophically there is already strong bond with Lion Roar. Bajrayogini also represents the feminine Buddhism with highest level of tantric value.
Much research need to be carried on and find out more missing links between 4th century to Buddha's periods and more. As Shanku was established in 1299 B.C.
Sankhu Bajrajogini is one of the Valley's oldest shrines. Both Buddhists and Hindus have their separate tantras and sadhanas of Ugratara. She is accounted as a superior goddess of wisdom, Symbol of Women's power and spiritual dancer.