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The Nepalese component to the author's international geography, ʾdZam-gling-rGyas-bShod. Tibetan textual content in transliteration; English translation.
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The image at Gosain Kund is acknowledged as that of Siva; however, those at BudhA-Nllakaplha and BAIa-Nllakap|ha are said to be of Vi$pu. (See footnotes 76 and 77 for additional details). 41 There are various orders of klu, or nggas, and one of them is known as the klu idol po'i rigs ( " the outcast nSga group "). The reason why the Tibetans call this image the " outcast njga " may be related to the color blue. Nllakaolha means " blue throat " and is an epithet of Siva, whose throat turned blue when he drank the poison which came from the churned ocean.
179-60). A sketch showing Ihe ears - one for Matsyendra N4iba and one for Mina Natha - is round at the end of L4vi, volume I Bla-ma Blsan-po's original statement should be corrected to read: Jo-bo Ja-ma-li, known as the while Matsyendra Nitha, is in Kathmandu: and A-kam, known as Mina Natha, and Bu-kam, known as the red Matsyendra Nitha, are in Patan. 2t Yum (" Mother ") refers lo the PrajMpAramiti, which NAgSrjuna is said to have obtained from the Nagas According to the Shing-kun, " The Yum, which was brought from the realm of the Nagas by Niggrjuna (consists of) sixteen volumes written in gold from the river of golden sands on paper or lapis lazuli It is kept in Thang-bai-dhari of Kathmandu ” (klu sgrub kyis klu yul nos gdan drangs pa'i yum pa rl beu drug baidurya't shog bn la 'diombu chn bo'i gser las brls pa yam bu'i thong boi dhori na bshugs j| folios 4-a &.
The hermitage referred to in the teat may be the " Stomach-cave " (Grod-pbug), one of Mi-la-ras-pa's favorite retreats. The spelling Tsam-khu Indicates an original Nepalese name beginning with the consonant c; thus, the name should be Cam-khu. It may well be the CaAgu temple north of Bhatgaon, which is famous for its imBge of CaAgu N&rdyapa (L4vi, 1, 366 et. ) or also Changoo-nerain (Kirkpatrick, p. 189); however, lacking any additional details from Bla me Btsan-po about Tsam-khu, its identification with CaAgu should remain tentative.
A Tibetan Religious Georgraphy of Nepal by Turrell . Wylie