Most of the Sanskrit names of people, rivers, buddha fields and buddhas mentioned in the Sanghāta were left untranslated in the English translation. However, these names are often replete with significance, and are in fact usually translated into Tibetan in the Tibetan translation of the sutra. In the three instances where the names are translated into English, this is done because no clear equivalent Sanskrit to the names as they were translated into Tibetan could be found in the Sanskrit manuscripts of the text.

A glossary of all the Sanskrit names that appear in the English translation are available here in two forms for your convenience. One, with the names alphabetized; the other, with the names in the order in which they appear in the text. Both are presented as pdf files, to preserve the Sanskrit diacritic marks they contain.

Please note that by clicking on the icon next to each name in Sanskrit, you can listen to its correct pronunciation by a traditionally trained Indian pandit, Professor J. Prabhakara Sastry.

Glossary of Sanskrit names in the text: