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Dgra-lha: a Re-examination

Dgra-lha: a Re-examination
The Journal of the Tibet Society
Format: Journal
Publication Year: 1985
Publisher: The Tibet Society
Place of Publication: Bloomington
Pages: 67-72
Sources ID: 125946
Visibility: Public (group default)
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In this brief communication Gibson investigates the Tibetan term dgra lha, which commonly refers to a particular type of deity. He argues that the term may actually have its roots in another term, sgra bla, evidenced in Bönpo (bon po) literature and epics of the Tibetan dynasty. He looks at how the term may have changed over time, and what impact this revised etymology would have the interpretation of dgra lha in various literary sources. (Ben Deitle 2006-01-27)

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Journal of the Tibet Society