Five Chronicles

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Orgyen Lingpa

The Five Chronicles, Kathang Dénga (Tib. བཀའ་ཐང་སྡེ་ལྔ་, Wyl. bka' thang sde lnga) — a terma biography of Guru Rinpoche revealed by Orgyen Lingpa at the Crystal Cave in Yarlung (yar klungs shel gyi brag).

The five chronicles are:

  1. The Chronicle of the Gods and Demons
  2. The Chronicle of the King
  3. The Chronicle of the Queens
  4. The Chronicle of the Panditas and Lotsawas
  5. The Chronicle of the Ministers

Further Reading

  • Blondeau, Anne-Marie. "Le Lha-'dre bKa'-thang" in Études tibétaines dédiées à la mémoire de Marcelle Lalou, pp.33-126. Paris: Adrien-Maisonneuve, 1971
  • Martin, Dan. Tibetan Histories: A Bibliography of Tibetan-Language Historical Works (London: Serindia, 1997), p.53