Unformatted text preview: 99. Nāgas. Divine serpents. 101. King Vaiśravaṇa is the god Kubera. 102. Śuddhādhivāsa deities are the deities of the “pure abodes,” very high heavens. 104. mdaṅgas and paṭahas are kinds of drums. xxvii 53. Mallas. The peoples of the area in which the Buddha died. xxviii 28. Śiśupāla was one of the enemies of Kṣṇa in the Mahābhārata. 30. The “wrathful seer” is Paraśu Rāma, “Rāma with the Axe,” one of the avatars of Viṣṇu, who wiped out the destructive class of kṣatriyas or “warriors.” This is a different Rāma from the Rāma of the Rāmāyaṇa . 31. The Daitya or “demon” is here Rāvaṇa. 63. The great king Aśoka Maurya ruled from 304-232 BCE. He became a Buddhist and did much to spread and to institutionalize Buddhism. 74. Sāketa is the city of Ayodhyā, the city where Rāma was supposed to have ruled....
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- Buddhism, Buddha died. xxviii, Tibetan translation. xxvi, E. H. Johnston, Paraśu Rāma