By Turrell Wylie (Translator, Editor); Bla-ma b Tsan-po (Autor)
The Nepalese element of the author's global geography, ʾdZam-gling-rGyas-bShod.
Tibetan textual content in transliteration; English translation.
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290). — 27 — to the power of the poison, the color or his neck turned blue and his body became inflamed. Unable to endure it, (Siva) plunged into a cold river in a mass of snow mountains. His reclining figure waft then set up at that place by the gods As regards this story, the image is considered to be a natural object of ordinary appearance and (besides) it is actually an image of 'Phags-pa Thugs-rje ch en-po68. If someone should ask what is the reason for this (last statement); it is because the custom of erecting (images) of Dbang-phyug (Siva) is not widespread even though there are many heretics who believe in him.
Lhasa is the capital cily of Dbus and Shigatse (Gzhis-ka-rlse) is the principal (own of Gtsang. * The Gnya'-nang region comprises the upper reaches of the Bholia Kosia river down to the border of Nepal. Elsewhere in 'Diant-gUng, Bla-ma Btsan-po refers to this area as Nya-lam nya-nang (p. 65) Gnya'-nang (= Nya-nang) is the name of the region and Nya-lam is the name of the rdiong, or administrative headquarters for tlie district officer (Rdtong-dpon). Nya-lam is marked on modem maps as Nilam or also Nyalam Dzong.
80). I’ Bla-ma Btsan-po uses the form Ha-nu-mantha (cf also 'Dsam-gling, pp. 59-60), which is usually only found in compounds, such as Hanumanlefvara. This refers to (he monkey god, Hanumal (cf. Ldvi, I, p. 330), commonly called Hanuman, who was the inde fatigable ally of Rdma, in (he epic RSmSyana. The old royal palace of Kathmandu was called Hanuman Dhoka; taking its name from the large image of Hanuman that guards the main gateway (Landon, I, p. 194). Jl The term dkar-chag refers to an inde* to Ihe various sites, temples, and images of religious importance in a given locality, which serves as a guide-book to pilgrims.