84000 Glossary of Terms

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ལྟོ་འཕྱེ་ཆེན་པོ། | Glossary of Terms

    ལྟོ་འཕྱེ་ཆེན་པོ།

    lto ’phye chen po

    mahoraga

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Literally “great serpents,” mahoragas are supernatural beings depicted as large, subterranean beings with human torsos and heads and the lower bodies of serpents. Their movements are said to cause earthquakes, and they make up a class of subterranean geomantic spirits whose movement through the seasons and months of the year is deemed significant for construction projects.