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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Again Dla-ma Btsan-po must have been misinformed about the height of the BodhnAth stOpa. He says it is about 100 'dom, or fathoms, which would make it some 600 feet high. If Bla-ma Btsan-po had only written descriptions of BodhnSth available to him. he may have misread brgya (one hundred) Tor brgyad (eight), which would be closer to the actual height of the stupa; however he says “ Thus, I have heard “ (ces rbos) and there should have been no confusion between the pronunciation of brgya and brgyad.
Bskal-pa rdzogs-ldan is the first of the four Buddhist ages. It is characterized " Having perfection " (rdzogs-ldan)-. in Sanskrit, Satyayuga. — 33 — temple, together with the remains of the offerings and many of R idbang's retinue, were destroyed by fire. Ri-db&ng himself began to burn. Frightened, he offered his daughter Ri-skyes-ma to Lha dragpo and beseeched him to put out the fire. Lha drag-po was then satis fied and extinguished the fire. Then, leading the goddess (lha-mo) Ri-skyes, he went away Regardless of whether this story is true or not, t have heard it said that even nowadays a serious epidemic fever called 'au-la 94 breaks out repeatedly among the people of that area.
Pa-|an, known in Sanskrit as Lalita-paltana, and also called Lalitpur, is the Patan of modern maps just south of Kathmandu. Patan was the capital of one of the three king doms of the valley prior to the conquest of Prilhvi Narayan. The Tibetan name, Ye-rang, is a rendering of the Newari name Yala, or Yalai. (On the history and variations of the names for Patan, see L6vi, I, pp. 60-62. On Palan's temples and environs, see Landon, pp. 216-20; Kirkpatrick, pp 161-62). 11 Pa-|hi-gom, known in Sanskrit as Bhaktapuro.