Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Walchen Gekhö … Zhang Zhung Deity of Time

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"In the Bön tradition, Gekhö is considered the chief god of ancient Zhang Zhung….. …..A very important Bon deity is called Balchen Geko, who is said to govern time and the three world of existence. In this respect the deity is analogous to Kalachakra in Buddhism....http://kalachakranet.org/ta_tibetan_astrology.html

Walchen Gekho…Tibetan: Walchen Gekho (ge khod g.sang ba drag chen)….. Sangwa Dragchen (Tibetan-Wylie: dbal chen ge khod, gsang ba drag chen)…..Balchen Geko…..http://www.himalayanart.org/search/set.cfm?setID=638

"WRATHFUL DEITIES…….Their task is to fight against ignorance and the enemies of the teaching……Five YIDAMS: tutelary deities who govern the tantric rituals of Mother Tantra and Father Tantra:….Welchen Gekhö: God of the Mount Tise in Zhang Zhung with 9 heads, God of the yearly cycle."….http://shenten.org/yungdrung-bon/pantheon

"Bon Pantheon….distinct two kinds of being: 1. the enlightened beings beyond samsara….2. the natural beings and deities still in the cycle of existence as lha (Tibetan word for "god"), tsen, dre, lu….http://shenten.org/yungdrung-bon/pantheon

"…Gekö Sangwa Dragchen (ge khod gsang ba drag chen)…..The Bon religion of Tibet by Per Kvaerne, p. 80-86;

"Welchen Gekhö. …All-Piercing Gekhö….dbal chen ge khod.…..A wrathful deity in the Bön canon, depicted with eighteen heads and nine arms, his topmost head being the head of a garuda, and the remainder being heads of demons (srin). He is often depicted with his consort glog 'bar tsa med."….http://dictionary.thlib.org

"Walchen Gekho (Bon Deity)….Walchen Gekho, Sangwa Dragchen (Tibetan-Wylie: dbal chen ge khod, gsang ba drag chen): a principal meditational deity within the highest classes of Bon esoteric teachings…….Fearsome in appearance with nine faces, eighteen hands and four legs, he is blue in colour, each face has three eyes and a gaping mouth with bared fangs. The faces extend upward with three white faces on the right, the middle blue with the uppermost that of a Garuda, and on the left three red. Above that, yellow hair swirls upward like flame. The eighteen hands hold weapons and objects of various kinds. A pair of Garuda wings is unfurled behind. The consort Logbar Tsame embraces her consort. Red in colour with three faces, yellow, white and red, she has six hands and two legs. Atop two lhu daemons, a sun and moon disc above a multi-coloured lotus blossom resting on a throne seat supported by various animals the horrific couple stands surrounded by the flames of wisdom fire…….At the top center is the primordial Enlightened One, Kuntu Zangpo, with five Bon teachers below. Various wrathful retinue figures surround Welchen Gekho. At the bottom center is the enlightened protector Sipa'i Gyalmo surrounded by various worldly protectors.......http://www.himalayanart.org/image.cfm/200046.html

"Balchen Geko….. the Tibetan deity in charge of time and the three worlds of existence…..A very important Bon deity is called Balchen Geko, who is said to govern time and the three world of existence. In this respect the deity is analogous to Kalachakra in Buddhism....http://kalachakranet.org/ta_tibetan_astrology.html

Balchen Geko…..the Tibetan deity in charge of time and the three worlds of existence.

"….Welchen Gekhö associated with the Qualities (yon tan), and 5. Drukse Chempa associated with the Activities (phrin las). Each Yidam is….http://yungdrung-rignga-ling.forums-free.com/questions-t43.html

"an important god, Balchen Geko, who is has nine heads and eighteen arms,…..The eagle Khyung flies above his head with a swastika….….Philippe Cornu-Tibetan Astrology.

Walchen Gecko….(belongs to the 5 main yidams of the Pa Gyud, Fathertantra)…..Walchen Gecko is the emanation of qualities of Tonpa Shenrab Miwoche……Represents quality-aspect…….http://bonpo-arts.com/walchen_gecko.html

"…See….. Welchen Gekhö Sangwa Drakchengyi Kanyen Nagmo Tukkyi Sangdrup, attributed to Sipa Drema Khö (the younger brother of Dralé Gyelmo), in the Gekhö Mecha volume (New Collection of Bön Katen, vol. 122, nos. 101-116), nos. 101, ln. 1 to 106, ln. 1. A synopsis of this origin tale is given in Bellezza 2008……Locally, this 6200 m tall mountain is known as Gekhö Nyenlung, Polha Gekhö Gangkhar and Polha Wangtang Karp. Its polha (male god) attribution suggests that at one time the Gekhö mountain was a regional ancestral spirit. According to local legend, the ancient Hor invaders of Rutok propitiated this god for military success. The main centers of propitaition were Rutok Dzongri (A-17) (see fn. 61) and a small outcrop to the east of this site called Nakchung Gongma. In Rutok, Gekhö Nyenlung is closely associated with the Hor deity Namtel Karp. A small yellow mountain beside it is associated with Bartel Trawo, while and even smaller adjacent ridge is the residence of Satel Nakpo. It is also said by some natives of Rutok that Gekhö Kharlung was originally a Mön deity. Rutok is recorded as the abode of Gekhö in ritual texts dedicated to this Bön tutelary deity (Bellezza Calling Down the Gods, 399, n. 199). In the Bön tradition, Gekhö is considered the chief god of ancient Zhang Zhung….. Extensive coverage of Gekhö and his circle of Zhang Zhung deities is found in Bellezza, Zhang Zhung…… A tutelary god of the Gekhö cycle..…..Antiquities of Zhang Zhung….by John Vincent Bellezza…http://www.thlib.org/bellezza/#!book=/bellezza2/wb/notes/

Rutog or Rudok (Chinese: 日土县) is a town and seat of Rutog County in far western Tibet. It is the seat of Rutog County in the Ngari Prefecture. It is located 126 kilometres by road northwest of Shiquanhe (Ali/Ngari). The town has a population of about 1000 people. Older reference works give the name as Rudok……It lies approximately 10.5 miles east of Zhabsang near Bangong Co lake……Rutog is a small town on the Ladakh frontier of Tibet, close to India. ….

"Heiyijiuku is one of the Tongpa’s fearful deities. He has nine heads and eighteen arms, although only sixteen are represented here. He resembles the wrathful Bon deities Welsé Ngampa and Welchen Gekhö. He holds a trident in his left hands, and a sword in his right. He stands on a lotus throne and is surrounded by Dongba priests, warriors and other smaller fearful deities. He holds a trident in his left hands, and a sword in his right."….

Gekhö Kharlung (Mepa)…..Tibet Autonomous Region … Ngari …..Rutok ….Derok …..Gekhö Kharlung (Mepa)

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