Name of Bumpa Feathers

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Name of Bumpa Feathers

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What is the Tibetan name for the feathers and/or sheaves which go in the bumpa vase?
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pemachophel wrote: Thu Feb 29, 2024 11:07 pm What is the Tibetan name for the feathers and/or sheaves which go in the bumpa vase?
If you mean the entire "device" used for aspersing, it is called a kha-rgyan (tib.) or prokshani (sans.)

If you mean just the feathers, they are called rma-bya'i mdongs (tib.) or mayura-tilaka (sans.).

The Kusha/Darbha grass (sheaves) is just called ku sha in Tibetan.

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Thank you, Greg. Just what I needed.
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Re: Name of Bumpa Feathers

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pemachophel wrote: Thu Feb 29, 2024 11:07 pm What is the Tibetan name for the feathers and/or sheaves which go in the bumpa vase?
Maybe a more colloquial form would be:

སྒྲོ་ tro (feather)
རྨ་བྱའི་སྒྲོ་ mab cha yi tro (peacock feather)

བུམ་པ་ pumba (vase)
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