84000 Glossary of Terms

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རྒོད་ཀྱི་ཕུང་པོ། | Glossary of Terms

    རྒོད་ཀྱི་ཕུང་པོ།

    rgod kyi phung po

    Gṛdhrakūṭa

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The Gṛdhra­kūṭa, literally Vulture Peak, was a hill located in the kingdom of Magadha, in the vicinity of the ancient city of Rājagṛha (modern-day Rajgir, in the state of Bihar, India), where the Buddha bestowed many sūtras, especially the Great Vehicle teachings, such as the Prajñāpāramitā sūtras. It continues to be a sacred pilgrimage site for Buddhists to this day.