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མགྲིན་སྔོན། | Glossary of Terms

    མགྲིན་སྔོན།

    mgrin pa sngon po

    Nīlakaṇṭha

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Translation by Wiesiek Mical · Anna Zilman · Andreas Doctor
  • Nīlakaṇṭha
  • མགྲིན་སྔོན།
  • མགྲིན་པ་སྔོན་པོ།
  • མགུལ་སྔོན།
  • ནཱི་ལ་ཀཎ་ཋ།
  • mgrin sngon
  • mgrin pa sngon po
  • mgul sngon
  • nI la kaN Tha
  • Nīlakaṇṭha

Literally “Blue Throat,” he is associated with the legend of the churning of the great ocean. In the Buddhist context he is Vajrapāṇi, and in the Hindu context, Śiva. In the AP the name may refer to one of the lokeśvara emanations of Avalokiteśvara.