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Wood is the hard fibrous material that forms the main substance of the trunk or branches of a tree or shrub, used for fuel or timber.
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The Tantric Phurba – A protective ritual dagger

The is a dagger used in practices. It is used to protect against negative energies and to promote positive change. The phurba is not to be used for or harm, and should only be used for ritual purposes. It is a powerful for protection and should be used with care and respect. Origin of Phurba in The renowned , who was initiated by the Indian sage Prabhahastin, is said .

Buddhist monuments and the Kings of Patan

Long ago, Sarvananda of Dipavati invited sages around the country for distributing alms. , a Buddha who reached prior to , was also invited. However, instead of visiting the palace, Dipankara Buddha visited a nearby hut belonging to an old lady. In late 2021, a 1400-year-old stone inscription was discovered in front of the Bhimsen at Durbar. It was kept there by Lichhavi ruler Anshu Verma. The inscription .
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The Tales of Padmapani Lokeshwar, Sankata and the Mahankal Bhairava

Narendra Deva along with the priest, Bandudatta and a local farmer, Lalit travelled all the way to Assam, to bring Lokeshwar to but since they faced a lot of "sankat" (dangers) along the way, the priest Bandudatta summoned Sankata, the "deity who removes dangers". In , stories about and have existed from the beginning of and they were an important part of everyday life. They elaborated everything from .

The Patronage of Buddhism and Jainism by Ancient Indian Dynasties

Different dynasties, such as the Maurya, Satavahanas, Western Satraps, and Kushans, supported and by building large architectural such as and cave complexes during their reign. The Maurya dynasty, which existed in , was known for patronizing both Jainism and Buddhism, as well as supporting the of large cave complexes, stupas, and other architectural monuments. These structures were used by monastic orders during the rainy season. After the decline of the .

Representation of Dragons in Tibetan Culture

has the largest tradition of Dragon which dates back more than 7000 years. are not just mythical stories or just some curiosities. They are part of life and . The of dragons are everywhere from the beginning of Tibetan and the importance is still up until today. In Tibet, Dragon is considered as one of the dignities. There is a total of four dignities. Tiger, , and the  .
Snow Lion Design in Tibetan Furniture

Tibetan Furnitures – The Greatest Treasure of the Himalayas

According to The Brief of , there was a record of engagement of to build the and in 6BC. Through thousands of years’ handworks of the people, Tibetan furniture has become a unique style, which bears artistic , rich colors, and delicate craft. Tibetan Furniture is one of the greatest treasure which dates 1500 years back. Tibetan Furniture is mostly made up of pine and softwoods i.e. Elm, .
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Buddha of luminous Light – Sambhogakaya

refers to the luminous form of clear light. The practitioner attains upon reaching the highest dimensions of practice. According to tradition, those skilled in , such as advanced and , as well as other highly realized Buddhists, may gain access to the Sambhogakaya and receive direct transmission of doctrine. Life of Sambhogakaya In this section, we are going to learn about the life of Sambhogakaya, after that, the short etymological description of .

Interpreting Buddhist Elder Kanakabharadvaja Thangka

is the Elder of 8th from the set of 16 great arhats. Kanakabharadhvaja is known as Bha ra dhva JA ser Chen Chong in . The meaning of Kanakabharadhvaja is Sthavira Kanaka Bharadhvaja in . The life of Kanakabharadhvaja Kanakabharadhvaja was born in 1600 to a wealthy householder. He grew up generous and compassionate, supporting the poor and giving alms to persons. Elder Kanakabharadvaja was dead in 1699. changed Kanaka Bharadhvaja .

Explaining Gelug Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism

The is the newest of the schools of . It was founded by a philosopher and . Gelug Lineage's field for the Accumulation of Merit with Tsongkapa at the Center is surrounded by the incarnation lineage above and with meditational deities, Confession , and protectors below. In the Gelug Tradition of Tibetan , there are numerous Field types distinguished both by the central figure .