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Why is she so famous?
Renowned scholars such as Tucci, Wylie, Regmi and Bacot have long thought this Nepalese princess was a mythological figure only.
Now, exciting and compelling evidence reveals that Bhrikuti Devi was indeed a historical princess in the 7th Century, given in marriage to a Tibetan king and subsequently changed the course of Himalayan history by introducing Buddhism from Nepal.
Although her marriage was not recorded in texts outside Tibet, Bhrikuti Devi nevertheless became a great woman in her own right by propagating Buddha Dharma. This remarkable woman was also responsible for the construction of the first ancient temples in both Tibet and Bhutan, including the famous jokhang and Potala temples in Lhasa.
A fascinating biography for anyone interested in the history of Nepal and Tibetan Buddhism and a dynamic feminist personality of the Licchavi period.
Description of Source Materials
Buddhism in Pre-Lichchavi Period
|Introduction of Buddhism to Tibet||31|
Life of Princess Bhrikuti Devi
Birth and Lineage
|Marriage of Bhrikuti Devi to the Tibetan King||47|
Contribution of Bhrikuti Devi
Construction of Potala Palace
Construction of Thangdul, Yangdul and Runon Temples
Construction of Jokhang Temple
|Last Days of Princess Bhrikuti Devi||84|
|Notes and References||98|
Item Code: IDJ388 Author: Min Bahadur Shakya Cover: Paperback Edition: 1997 Publisher: Book Faith India ISBN: 8173030642 Size: 8.5 inch X 5.5 inch Pages: 120