Potala(ka) etc

Narayan S. Raja raja at IFA.HAWAII.EDU
Thu Feb 25 03:20:23 UTC 1999

On Wed, 24 Feb 1999, Sudalaimuthu Palaniappan wrote:

> In that case, if the southern Tamilnadu/Kerala region had an
> important role to play in the development of avalokitezvara cult, there could
> not be any site other than potiyil as the basis for a legendary place of his.

How about Sabarimalai?  It fits the
description "GuangMing Shan" (shining mountain),
because one of its most famous features
is the "makara jyothi" (a divine light
or radiance which, devotees say,
can be seen from a nearby mountain).



PS:  I have no opinion regarding Potalaka's
     location.  I'm just mentioning another

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