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Title: On the Origin and the Significance of the Prayer Wheel According to Two Nineteenth-Century Tibetan Literary Sources
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: Dan Martin, 1953-
One Sentence Summary: While Tibetan sources on the subject are rare, this article looks at two short Tibetan pieces which give accounts of the origin and use of the prayer wheel.

Description: While Tibetan sources on the subject are rare, this article looks at two short Tibetan pieces which give accounts of the origin and use of the prayer wheel. The first work, which was written by Gungtangpa (gung thang pa) (1762-1823), is translated in the article while only the pertinent sections of the second work, by Sengchen Lama (seng chen bla ma) (b. 1784), are discussed. Though having several names, prayer wheels are often called "maṇi khor" (ma Ni 'khor) in Tibetan because of the mantra commonly found on them: "Oṁ Maṇipadme Hūṁ." The article begins with a discussion of this mantra. (Ben Deitle 2006-02-02)

Original/Translation: Translation
Publisher Place: Bloomington
Publisher: The Tibet Society
Normalized publisher place: Bloomington, IN
Publisher country: United States
Published Date: 1987
URL: http://www.thlib.org/static/reprints/jts/JTS_07_02.pdf
Subject: Prayer wheel
Gungtangpa Könchok tenpé drönmé (gung thang pa dkon mchog bstan pa'i sgron me), 1762-1823
Sengchen Lama Lozang tendzin penjor (seng chen bla ma blo bzang bstan 'dzin dpal 'byor, b. 1784
Classification: Tibetan and Himalayan -- Material Artifacts
Tibetan and Himalayan -- Tibetan Literature -- Historical Literature
Tibetan and Himalayan -- Religion -- Rituals and Ceremonies
Tibetan and Himalayan -- Journals -- Journals Focused on Regions -- Tibet -- Journal of the Tibet Society -- Vol. 7 (1987)
Cultural Coverage: Tibet
Temporal coverage: 19th century CE
Language: English
Source: The Journal of the Tibet Society
Source Editor: Elliot Sperling, 1951-
Source Type: Journal
Source Volume: 7
Source Page Numbers: 13-29
Start Date: 1981
End Date: 1988
Frequency of publication: Annually
ISBN/ISSN: 7351364

Means of availability: Articles are available online within the Tibetan & Himalayan Library's bibliographic database.

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Media type: Text
Resource Type: Article
Digital Encoding: pdf
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Date Of Record Creation: 2005-12-16 09:02:28
Date Record Checked: 2006-02-02
Date Last Modified: 2006-06-29 17:45:10
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Resource Comments
Subject:  On the Origin and the Significance of the Prayer Wheel According to Two Nineteenth-Century Tibetan Literary Sources   Posted by: ChrisCooper   Post Time: 2010-12-06 07:43:54
This was quite useful for my daughters college project.

This message edited by ChrisCooper on December 6, 2010 at 7:43 am
 
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