In the Shaman King manga series, Gandhara (ガンダーラ, "Gandāra") is a Buddhist pacifist organization that is participating in the Shaman Fight. Led by Lady Sati, they are the third great faction in the current Tournament and aim to prevent Asakura Hao from becoming the Shaman King.
Gandhara is one of the oldest known organization, with a history dating well before the birth of Christ. They rose to prominence 2500 years before the current tournament, when their chosen candidate won the Shaman Tournament of that era. Because of this, they have no interest in having one of their group become king again.
In the current Shaman Tournament, Gandhara has participated to save all of humanity and prevent Hao from becoming the Shaman King, who plans to rid the world of all non-shamans. To this end, they have fielded three teams, all of which have made the top eight. Their current goal is to train Five Elemental Warriors, who will wield the Five Grand Elemental Spirits to defeat Hao while he is integrating with the Great Spirit.
All the members of the Gandhara are Kami-class Shamans and are incredibly powerful. All their guardian ghosts are those of Bodhisattvas, in a strict adherence to their faith. They all possess Furyoku-nullification abilities, which enable them to defeat most opponents without using violence. Ryu once said that Lady Sati was as strong as Hao.
As a Buddhist organization, Gandhara is a pacifist by nature. They are completely neutral in outlook, and is described as the 'middle way' between the two extremes of the X-Laws and Asakura Hao. However, they also will not hesitate to use force when needed, though they use it only as a last resort and even then just enough to meet their objectives.
|[[Image:|200px|]]||Sati is leader of Gandhara and Team Leader of Team "Nyorai". She is a princess of Japanese origin and her followers refers to her as lady.|
|[[Image:|200px|]]||Daiei is a senior priest, of Chinese origin, who might be the oldest member of Gandhara. He was born on October 6th, 1923. He fancies tofu ryoori and his favorite pastime is to mimic Buddhist sutras. Due to his wisdom, it appears that he is Sati's adviser. He is short, bold, and accompanies Lady Sati wherever she goes. His guardian spirit is similar to Komeri's.|
|[[Image:|200px|]]||Komeri is a young girl of Indian origin. She was born on February 1st, 1994, making her the youngest shaman affiliated to the Gandhara. Her blood type is B, and her favorite pastime is to make beads, as she is seen to always wear one. She is the final member of the Nyorai. She also follows Lady Sati wherever she goes and her guardian ghost is similar to Daiei's.|
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|Jackson is a monk of Chinese origin. He fancies Amaguri, and also seems to be good at Tai Chi. He is tougher than Yainage, making him one of the strongest members of Team "Myooh". He would do almost anything for Lady Sati, and really got angry at Yainage, when he lost against Tao Ren.
Despite being a strong member of Myooh, he was defeated by [[|Usui Horokeu|Horohoro]] in the battle against Team "The Ren". He later travels to hell and defeats the King of Hell responsible for guarding the Spirit of Thunder.
|Yainage is a Buddhist monk of Indian origin. His favorite pastime is bird watching.
He is the weakest member of Team "Myooh", even though shamans affiliated to Gandhara have special powers enabling them to block all sorts of shamanic attacks. He is defeated by Tao Ren in the battle against Team "The Ren" when his Furoku level bypassed his. He later travels to hell and defeats the King of Hell responsible for guarding the Spirit of Rain.
|Cado is a Buddhist monk of Indian origin. He fancies chicken curry, and his favorite pastime is to create new fighting techniques while dancing. Due to his temperament, he appears to be the calmest of the three members of 'Team Myooh'.||[[Image:|200px|]]|
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Sei-Kyow there is Not much known about him is known at this point.
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Aeon Lee is a businessman and is the only shaman affiliated to the Gandhara to wear a suit and tie. He is seen riding an elephant Not much more is known about Lee at this point.
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After being defeated by Team "The Ren", they realize Hao doesn't truly care for them, so they abandon Hao and join up with the Gandhara.
In the manga Series, the group contains Ten members: Lady Sati, Daiei, Komeri, Kado, Jackson, Yainage, Mamy, Samy, Ozam, Sei-Kyow, and Aeon Lee. However, in the anime series, only a single girl resembling Lady Sati referred to as Lady Nyorai appears.
- All of their Guardian ghosts are based upon Buddhist gods and beings.
- Their names are derived from Japanese supermarket chains.
- Lady Sati - SATY supermarket
- Komeri - Komeri Co., Ltd.
- Daiei - The Daiei,Inc.
- Jackson - JUSCO
- Yainage - Inageya supermarket
- Kado - Ito-Yokado
- Seikyou - Japanese term for Consumer co-op
- Ion Li - AEON MALL Co., Ltd.
- Mamy - Mammy Mart Corporation
- Samy - Summit, INC.
- Ozam - OZAM Co., Ltd.
- In the manga series, it was shown that Aeon Lee and Sei-Kyow were apart of Team "Deva" with Samy, however, it was later retconned and Aeon and Sei-Kyow were replaced with Ozam and Mamy.