History

Songtsen Gampo

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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Trisong Deutsen

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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Nyatri Tsenpo

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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History

History of Tibet is not much recorded one, but it has long oral transmission history. It can go as much back up to how first human being are given birth by Monkey and ogress, in Valley of Yarlung Tsangpo River. It can be called as Yarlung Tsangpo civilization. Recent research found out first human settle...
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Princess Wencheng – Fourth Wife of Songtsen Gampo

Princess Wencheng, the fourth wife of Songtsen Gampo has very harsh life. Historically, too many people have had extremely tragic fates, especially those born into the royal family. As a member of the royal family, from birth is doomed to a great responsibility, the emperors want to think for the national community, and some even...
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Nepal Princess Bhrikuti Devi – Bhelsa Tritsun

Nepal Princess Bhrikuti Devi, known to Tibetans as Bhelsa Tritsun, is traditionally considered to have been the first wife of the emperor of Tibet, Songtsän Gampo. Bhelsa Tritsun, Songtsen Gampo, Gyalsa Gongjo Even though the historicity of Bhrikuti Devi is not certain, and no reference to her has been found among the documents discovered at...
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