Pharping Monastery in Kahmandu

Pharping is a little however extending town around 23 km southwest of Kathmandu, on a slope over the principle valley. Pharping is referred to the Tibetans as Yangleshö and furthermore once in a while as Phamting, as some state it is the origin of the Phamtingpa, the heart-­son of Naropa. Chatral Rinpoche clarifies that the 'Indian Phamting' (Tib. rgya gar pham thing) gets its name from the nearness of the extraordinary hood of the Naga ruler Lhakmachen or Shesha, which marks it as a site of his capacity. Accordingly to scholarly experts of the past used to call it Phanathingu (Tib. pha na thinggu), which signifies 'the nine hoods'. In the end, it was articulated Phamting. As a rule, the consecrated site of Yangleshö is alluding to the entire region of Pharping.

Anyway more explicitly it is alluding to two collapses, which Guru Rinpoche is said to have reflected. One is situated on the slope behind or more Pharping, usually known as Azura Cave or the 'Upper cavern of Yangleshö'. The other one is found somewhat beneath Pharping, around a five-­‐minute stroll outside of town, and known as 'Lower cavern of Yangleshö' or basically Yangleshö.

Pharping has not exclusively been honored by Guru Rinpoche, it has been likewise visited by numerous extraordinary people, as long haul occupant Marpa Lotsawa, who rehearsed, made contributions, ganachakra feasts, yearning petitions, etc.

Padmasambhava, warmly called Guru Rinpoche by Tibetans, is the incredible holy person who is said to have gotten Buddhism the eighth century to Tibet, and built up and favored its first religious community called Samye. In spite of the fact that there are numerous spots Guru Rinpoche ventured out to, what makes Yangleshö a specific unique spot is, that Guru Rinpoche is said to have accomplished illumination here. In this way, Yangleshö is viewed as critical as Bodhgaya for experts of Tibetan Buddhism.

From "A Great Treasure of Blessings" in the biography of Guru Rinpoche it says: "At that point at Yangleshö, present-day Pharping in Nepal, Padmasambhava rehearsed the sadhana of Yangdak Heruka with the partner Shakya Devi, little girl of a lord of Nepal. Incredible spirits caused a three‐year dry season, with starvation and sickness, and Padmasambhava approached his educators in India for an instructing to counter them. Two men returned, weighed down with the tantras and critiques of Vajrakilaya, and the minute they arrived, the snags were placated.

Master Rinpoche and Shakyadevi both accomplished the third Vidyadhara level, 'Vidyadhara of the extraordinary seal, or Mahamudra'. Master Rinpoche perceived that Yangdak resembles a shipper participating in exchange ­‐the accomplishment can be incredible, however so can the obstructions, while Vajrakilaya resembles an outfitted escort; he is expected to make preparations for impediments and defeat them. He at that point made sadhanas out of Yangdak and Vajrakilaya consolidated, and bound the watchmen of Vajrakilaya to ensure the lessons."

Things you should see around Pharping

Asura Cave

Asura cavern (Tib. Asure Trak Phuk) lies in the midst of a woods situated above Pharping town. Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche started rebuilding the collapse in the late 1980s and later established the religious community. After 3-­year retreat focus currently known as Guru Drubne Pema Ösel Ling. The whole town of Pharping and the encompassing valleys are noticeable from the cloister, and on crisp mornings one can see Himalayan snow-capped pinnacles transcending in the far separation. The sun sparkles on the cave from morning to night and along these lines makes it a perfect spot for reflection amid the colder winter months.

Hand Print

Different records are told about who set this imprint in strong shake outside the passage of the cave. A great many people concur that Guru Rinpoche did not make it. As indicated by one story, nearby trains and adherents of Samten Gyatso, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche's root educator, made the imprint.

Main Images

The three principle pictures cherished inside the cave are those of Guru Rinpoche in the center, Yangdak Heruka on his right side, and Vajrakilaya to left side.

Crack in the Ceilings

It is said that amid his stay at Asura Cave in the late 1980s, Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche uncovered a term as a phurba from the roof of the cave, which is presently in the ownership of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Small Tunnel

Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche clarifies that: "In the deepest openings of the Asura Cave is a passage that interfaces the Asura cavern to the Yangleshö Cave down beneath, about a large portion of a mile away. It's anything but a major gap. Wind goes through this entry and you can feel the draft when sitting close it. Despite the fact that Padmasambhava could cross openly through the strong issue, he utilized this thin passage to move between Yangleshö Cave and the upper Asura Cave."

Self Arisen (“A”) – Syllable

It is found on the left half of the cave just underneath an electric knob that had been introduced in the stone.

Finishing the main road of Pharping that drives towards the finish of the town, you will reach a staircase paving the way to a cloister complex. This is Ralo Rinpoche's cloister. Prompt to your privilege is a little hallowed place, which contains a picture of Ganesha, and on its correct side, two little self-arisen Tara pictures. In any case, just a single of them is obviously noticeable. The altar above suits statues of the twenty-one Taras. In the event that you wish, you can offer a spread light or cash to the sanctum.

Vajrayogini Temple

It is said that Marpa Lotsawa visited this sanctuary in absolute multiple times on his way from Tibet to India and back. Either finishing the primary road Pharping that drive towards the center of a town, to your correct side is a little street driving tough. The street will lead you to the second staircase paving the way to Asura cavern and start to the Vajrayogini sanctuary. This is one of the four or five Vajrayogini sanctuaries of the Kathmandu valley. The others are situated in Sankhu, close Swayambhunath, beneath the slope of Pashupatinath (Guhyeshwari), and in Chapagaun.

When you entered the fundamental entryway, the Vajrayogini statue is found on the main floor, following a little staircase to one side. The holy place is regularly shut, be that as it may if the overseer is available the individual in question will open the holy place for you. It isn't permitted to take photos of the picture. On the off chance that you wish, you can offer some cash to the overseer, which will be utilized for contributions and upkeep.

Yangleshö Cave

Just before one ranges Pharping, a few substantial lakes and Kyabje Chatral Rinpoche's religious community encase the lower cavern of Yangleshö. It can barely be missed and lies, inside a 10­‐minutes stroll from Pharping. The cavern is found just underneath a 10 m high rough slant and is shadowed by woods amid a significant part of the day. In this way, it fills in as a cool spot to think amid the hot storm months. Kyabje Chatral Rinpoche constructed a little religious community and retreat focus there. On the left before strolling up the cavern are different measured pools of water that rise from the normal spring in the stone underneath.

Hindus venerate this spot as a blessed site of Vishnu, and state that the stone arrangements over the Hindu place of worship are the udders of dairy animals, which produce milk on promising events. Further up to the direction of the Hindu Shrine, is simply the cavern. In spite of the fact that it's anything but a genuine cave, yet rather a stone safe house that has been somewhat fixed with cement. It is as yet conceivable to enter the haven when its door is opened. Inside is a sanctum with a statue of Guru Rinpoche and in the roof of the cave is a remarkable print of Guru Rinpoche's head.

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