84000 Glossary of Terms

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གཙུག་ཕུ་ལྔ་པ། | Glossary of Terms

    གཙུག་ཕུ་ལྔ་པ།

    gtsug phu lnga pa

    Pañcaśikha

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Publications: 7
Translation by Jed Forman · ErdeneBaatar Erdene-Ochir · Michael Ium
  • Pañcaśikha
  • གཙུག་ཕུད་ལྔ་པ།
  • gtsug phud lnga pa
  • Pañcaśikha

A certain young gandharva allied with the god Śakra.

Translation by Andreas Doctor · Zachary Beer · Thomas Doctor
  • Pañcaśikha
  • གཙུག་ཕུད་ལྔ་པ།
  • gtsug phud lnga pa
  • pañcaśikha

A gandharva who is employed by Śakra to serve the Buddha.

Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Pañcaśikha
  • གཙུག་ཕུ་ལྔ་པ།
  • gtsug phu lnga pa
  • Pañcaśikha

A gandharva who was very prominent in early Buddhism and is featured on early stupa reliefs playing a lute and singing. He would come to Buddha Śākyamuni, who was not portrayed as omniscient, to inform him of what was occuring in the paradises. He also accompanies Indra on a visit to the Buddha and plays music to bring the Buddha out of his meditation. He performs the same role in the Mahāyāna sūtra The White Lotus of Compassion. He was portrayed as living on a five-peaked mountain, and appears to be the basis for Mañjuśrī, first known as Mañjughoṣa (Beautiful Voice) with Pañcaśikha still being one of Mañjuśrī’s alternate names. In this sūtra he is clearly distinct from Bodhisattva Mañjuśrī.

Translation by Benjamin Collet-Cassart
  • Pañcaśikha
  • ཟུར་ཕུད་ལྔ་པ།
  • zur phud lnga pa
  • Pañcaśikha

An eminent gandharva.

Translation by Rolf Scheuermann · Casey Kemp
  • Pañcaśikha
  • ཟུར་ཕུད་ལྔ་པ།
  • zur phud lnga pa
  • Pañcaśikha

A gandharva known for playing the lute.

Translation by Laura Dainty
  • Pañcaśikha
  • གཙུག་ཕུད་ལྔ་པ།
  • gtsug phud lnga pa
  • Pañcaśikha

A gandharva king who is employed by Śakra to serve the Buddha. He is sometimes said to be a form of Mañjuśrī or historically to have been his original identity.

Translation by Wiesiek Mical
  • Pañcaśikha
  • གཙུག་ཕུད་ལྔ་པ།
  • gtsug phud lnga pa
  • Pañcaśikha

One of the gandharva kings.