Uttarakuru; the country of the nothern Kurus; the northern [continent of] Unpleasant Sound


{L}uttara-kuru; uttara-karNa


[1868] ri rab kyi byang ngos rgya mtshor chags pa'i gling chen 'dir gnas pa'i mi rnams 'chi ba'i zhag bdun gyi gong du khyod 'chi'o zhes sgra mi snyan pa nam mkha' las 'byung bas na sgra mi snyan dang/ dbyibs gru bzhi dang/ tshad ngos bzhi ka re re la dpag tshad nyis stong re yod pas mtha' bskor dpag tshad stong phrag brgyad yod do/ ...


Comment: In Buddhist cosmology there are four large continents, each of which has two smaller continents (gling phran brgyad) next to it: In the center, is the monarch of mountains, ri rab (meru). The four continents and eight smaller continents are (1) ཤར་ལུས་འཕགས་པོ (videha), the eastern continent "land of [those with] superior/large bodies" with lus (deha) and ལུས་འཕགས (videha); (2) ལྷོ་འཛམ་བུ་གླིང (jambudvIpa), the southern continent "Jambu-tree land" with rnga yab (cAmara) and rnga yab gzhan (aparacAmara); (3) nub ba blang spyod (godanIya) the western continent "land of using cattle" with g.yo ldan (sAthA) and lam mchog 'gro (uttaramantriNa); (4) byang sgra mi snyan (kuru), the northern continent "land of unpleasant sound" with sgra mi snyan (kurava) and sgra mi snyan kyi zla (kaurava). Surrounding all of these is an outer rim of iron mountains.


fancied continent of the north where men enjoy unvarying health and fabulous longevity


N continent of harsh sounds Uttarakuru [N of Mt Meru in the ocean, whose people cry for 7 days before dying "I'm dying" or others say it comes from space, square shape, and the measure of the four faces each dpag tshad 2000]


to the north, Uttarakuru. Northern Continent of Ominous Sound