Blue Annals

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Blue Annals (Tib. དེབ་ཐེར་སྔོན་པོ་, Wyl. deb ther sngon po) — a famous historical work by Gö Lotsawa Shyönnu Pal (1392-1481) composed 1476. It was translated 1949 by G. Roerich with the help of Gendün Chöpel. It is one of the most consulted sources on the history of Tibetan Buddhism up to the fifteenth century.

Tibetan text


Further Reading

  • Dan Martin, Tibetan Histories: A Bibliography of Tibetan-Language Historical Works, London: Serindia, 1997, p.78
  • Leonard W. J. van der Kuijp, 'On the Composition and Printings of the Deb gter sngon po by ’Gos lo tsā ba gzhon nu dpal' in JIATS, volume 2. Available here
  • T. V. Wylie, A Place Name Index to George N. Roerich's Translation of the Blue Annals, Serie Orientale Roma, no. 15, Rome: Instituto Italiano per il Medio ed Estremo Oriente, 1957
  • The Blue Annals chapter summaries at the Tibetan & Himalaya Library