Tsari

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Tsari (Tib. ཙཱ་རི།, Wyl. tsA ri ; Chi. 匝日神山) or 'Pure Crystal Mountain', is a sacred mountain of Tibet and counted among its three holiest places along with Mount Kailash and Lapchi. As such it is a major pilgrimage destination. The Drukpa Kagyü and Drikung Kagyü schools have linked it with the sacred sites of the Chakrasamvara Tantra, and Tsangpa Gyaré Yeshe Dorje 'opened' it as a sacred place in the 12th century.

Located in Luntse County of Lhoka Prefecture, in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, and close to the border with the northern Indian state of Arunchal Pradesh, it culminates at 5,735 meters above sea level.

Further Reading

  • Matthieu Ricard,The Life of Shabkar (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1994), chapter 10, "The Ravines of Tsari"
  • Toni Huber, The Cult Of Pure Crystal Mountain (New York: OUP USA, 1999)