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 +'''​Angiraja'''​ (Skt. ''​Aṅgiraja'';​ Tib. ''​Yenlag Jung'';​ [[Wyl.]] ''​yan lag ‘byung''​) — one of the [[Sixteen Arhats]].
 +As a householder Angiraja was immensely wealthy and gave away all his wealth seven times, but he realized his riches only caused [[jealousy]] and dispute. Distributing everything he had, he asked the [[Buddha]] for ordination and joined the [[Sangha]], later becoming an [[arhat]].
 +Angiraja now dwells on [[Mount Kailash]] with a retinue of 1,300 arhats. On this sacred mountain the Buddha explained the law of [[karma]], setting beings of all realms onto the path of [[liberation]]. ​
 +He holds a fly whisk and an incense bowl; smelling the incense or touching the fly whisk grants the sweet fragrance of shila (self [[discipline]]) which liberates beings from all manner of emotional pain.
 +==Further Reading==
 +*''​Crystal Mirror, volume VI'',​ Dharma Publishing 1984
 +[[Category:​Sixteen Arhats]]
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