Dokhangi, Dokhaṅgi: 2 definitions

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Dokhangi means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Source: Wisdom Library: Teachers, Saints and Sages

Dokhaṅgi (दोखङ्गि) or Dokhaṅgipā is another name for Dokhaṇḍhīpā: one of the eighty-four Siddhas (Siddhācāryas) of the Sahajayāna school, according to sources such as the Varṇaratnākara of Jyotirīśvara (i.e., the Varna-Ratnakara by Jyotirishwar Thakur).—The Sahaja-Yana is a philosophical and esoteric movement of Tantric Buddhism which had enormous influence in the Indian subcontinent and the Himalayas.—Many of these Mahāsiddhas [e.g., Dokhaṅgi-pā] were historical figures whose lives and mystical powers were the subject of legends. They are often associated with teachings belonging to Hinduism, Buddhism, Ajivikism and Jainism such as the Nath Tradition.

Source: International Centre of the Roerichs: Unknown Tibet. The Great Lakes and Kailas Mountain

Dokhangi refers to islands which used to be a cultic center of Drablai Gyalmo.—Traditionally the ablutions were made in sacred lakes. First in the lake Rakshas Tal (Lhanagatso in Tibetan) which Tibetan Buddhists consider to be demoniac, and then in the sacred lake Manasarovar (Mapam yum tso). In 2010 on two of three islands of Rakshas Tal Lake the expedition of Sergey Balalaev discovered the pre-Buddhist archeological finds among the splendid natural landscape. Dokhangi Do Ser (Yellow Island) and Do Muk (Purple Island) are situated between two great mountains of Upper Tibet: Kailas (Tise) and Gurla Mandkhata (Takri Travo). According to the text sources these islands were a cultic center of Drablai Gyalmo—the most powerful female divinity of Shang Shung kingdom. She was the queen of all wrathful spirits and dual spirits of heaven and earth. Visit to her geomantic “heart” was a great blessing. So the ideas of demoniac character of this lake are relatively recent.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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