84000 Glossary of Terms

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གཙུག་ཏོར། | Glossary of Terms

    གཙུག་ཏོར།

    gtsug tor

    uṣṇīṣa

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Publications: 17

One of the thirty-two signs of a great being. In its simplest form it is a pointed shape of the head like a turban (the Sanskrit term, uṣṇīṣa, in fact means “turban”), or more elaborately a dome-shaped extension. The extension is described as having various extraordinary attributes such as emitting and absorbing rays of light or reaching an immense height.