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Monday, 16 July 2018

brDa' la btsan mo

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Other names / Alternative spellings 

brDa' la btsan mo (ms. P 307 l. II§4.4)

rDo rje ye shes mchog (ms. P 307 l. II§4.1)

brDa' la btsan mo rdo rje ye shes mchog (ms. PT 307 l. III.11)


Social groups (status, family, lineage...) 

srin mo (female demon) 


Period of activity 

Myth 


Biographical data 

rDo rje ye shes mchog... rides a mdzo mo, is also known as brDa' la btsan mo (ms. PT 307 l. II§4) 

rDo rje ye shes mchog / brDa' la btsan mo was part of a group of seven female deities known as mkha' 'gro ma, shug 'gro ma, srin mo chen mo bdun, and ma chen mo bdun (ms. PT 307 III.1-2). 

That group was composed of: 




- rDo rje ye shes mchog a.k.a. brDa' la btsan mo (ms. PT 307 II.§4), 




They were sisters (sring mo ms. PT 307, l. III.7-8) and were subdued by the Indian mkhan po Pad ma sam ba ba and by Rlang dPal gyi seng ge (ms. PT 307 l. III.4-6). 


Titles 

gtso mo (ms. PT 307 l. II§1.8)

mkha' 'gro ma (ms. PT 307 l. III.1) 

shug 'gro ma (ms. PT 307 l. III.1) 

ma chen mo (ms. PT 307 l. III.1) 

srin mo chen mo (ms. PT 307 l. III.1-2) 

bod khams kyi bdag mo (ms. PT 307 l. III.5-6) 


Notes 

On ms. PT 307, see Dalton 2004.

See also mDa' la btsan mo gdug pa 'dul, one of the bstan ma gcu gnyis, residing in sGrub yul ka tshal (in Nebesky-Wojkowitz 1996 reprint p. 181-198).

The gnod sbyin gSer chen mkha lding rdo rje klu mo ? see Sle lung bZhad pa'i rdo rje (XVIIIth c.): "gser chen mkha' lding rdo rje klu mo ni / yul rda yul thang bkra dang stod dmar gyi mtsho 'gram / srad yul pa tra / bsnubs yul rgya mtshams sam / bsnubs yul ka tshal dang / nub yul dga' tshal zhes kyang grags par / rda lha gar pa'i lcam mor 'khrungs gdung rus rda bza'... mkhyen brtse'i brtan ma'i srog gtad las / yul gcig rda yul  thang bkra na / rda lha gar si'i lcam mo ni / gdung rus gnyan de rda bza' mo ... / rda la btsan mo sman gcig ma..." (Dam can bstan srung gi rnam thar 2003ed. p. 178-181).

Description of rDo rje ye shes mchog / brDa' la btsan mo in ms. PT 307 II§4
Source: Gallica


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