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March 5, 2018
Nyatri Tsenpo (“King of the Throne on the Shoulders”) was a king of Tibet. He was a legendary progenitor of the so-called “Yarlung dynasty”. His reign is said to have begun in 127 BC. In traditional Tibetan history, he was the first ruler of the kingdom. The Dunhuang chronicles report that he is said to have descended from heaven onto the sacred mountain Yarlha Shampo. Due to...
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Tri Songdetsen (Trisong Detsen) was also a proponent of Buddhism and, as such, was opposed by his many conservative, xenophobic ministers who preferred the Bon religion. In 761 he sent his minister Selnang (gSal-snang) to Nepal and on to India to invite the Buddhist master Shantarakshita, the abbot of Nalanda Monastery, the most prestigious Buddhist...
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The history of the China’s Tibet may seem complex to those who don’t know much about the region. Fortunately, a Beijing exhibition is helping to clear up the mystic surrounding the region’s culture and its roots. The exhibition Tibetan History and Culture that kicked off at the Capital Museum on Tuesday features 216 extremely rare...
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Songtsen Gampo ascended the throne at the age of thirteen. To arrange an alliance with Nepal, he sent a minister there to arrange a marriage for him with the Princess Bhrikuti Devi (Lha-mo Khro-gnyer-can-ma). When she came to Tibet for the marriage, she brought with her a statue of the Buddha-figure Akshobhya. It is unclear...
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