Zhang Zhung, Zhangzhung: 2 definitions


Zhang Zhung 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: academia.edu: The Chronological History of Tibetan Buddhism

Western Tibet emerged as the kingdom of Zhang Zhung after Mahabharata era and the central Tibet came to be known as Bodh or Bod. Rupati, the youngest son of Satanika and the grandson of King Janamejaya became the king of Western Tibet (Zhang Zhung) around 3050-3000 BCE. King Triwer Sergyi Jyaruchan reigned in Zhang Zhung in the 16thcentury BCE.

According to ancient Bon chronicles, King Lig-Myi-rhya was the last king of Zhang Zhung. King Srong-bstan-sgam-po (571-491 BCE) sent the army under the leadership of Khri srong lde brtsan who ambushed and killed Lig-Myi-rhya. Thus, the kingdom of Zhang Zhung (western Tibet) was annexed to Central Tibet. Evidently, Srong-bstan-sgam-po and Lig-Myi-rhya were contemporaries. Khri srong lde brtsan was the junior contemporary of them. It may be noted that the kingdom of Zhang Zhung ceased to exist after 500 BCE. It became an integral part of Tibetan.

Source: Mandala Texts: Zi: A Precious Ornamental Stone

Zhangzhung is the name of an ancient Tibetan kingdom.—Some Tibetan scholars argue that the zi (གཟི་) beads were mostly transmitted from Zhangzhung, a kingdom in western Tibet, when it was taken over by Songtsen Gampo, the 32nd king of the Yarlung dynasty of Tibet in the 7th century. The technology of the zi making is said to have existed in Zhangzhung and other parts of Central Asia but long lost, thus making the zi stones limited and pushing their value up.

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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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