Gelug: 1 definition
Gelug means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
India history and geogprahy
Source : academia.edu: The Chronological History of Tibetan Buddhism Gelug refers to one of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism .—The Gelug school is the latest school of Tibetan Buddhism. It has its origins in the Kadampa lineage founded by Atisa. Tsongkhapa was the founder of the Gelug school. The followers of Tsongkhapa came to be known as Gelugpas or New Kadampas. According to legends, Gendün Drup and Khedrup Gelek Pelzang were the main disciples of Tsongkhapa. Gendun Drup became the 1st Dalai Lama and Khedrup Gelek Pelzang became the 1st Panchen Lama.
context information The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Starts with: Gelugpa .
Item last updated: 24 April, 2018