The Treasury of Lives

Mangyul Jamtrin Lhakhang, located near Kyirong, was founded in the seventh century by Songsten Gampo as a geomantic temple intended to subdue the mythical demoness that personifies the Tibetan landscape according to the Tibetan origin myth. It is said to supress the right foot of the demoness. The current structure is a four storied building with pagoda. 


The Demoness of Tibet

The Demoness of Tibet is a close copy of a well-known image located in the Tibet Museum in Lhasa. The landscape of Tibet is shown as the mythical demoness of Tibetan legend. Important Buddhist temples and monasteries are located across her body, spanning from the Ngari region in the west to Kham in the east. 


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