The origin of the mysterious Tibetan beads Dzi is filled with myths and legends. These stories differ in different areas of Tibet. Most myths speak of the divine origin of Dzi. And most Tibetans believe that Dzi beads are either descended from the gods or are of heavenly origin. But there are legends about the completely terrestrial origin of these Tibetan amulets.
Legends telling about the divine and heavenly origin of Dzi beads.
Dzi is bestowed on people to protect against an epidemic.
Dzi brought the Beads to Tibet Padmasambhava – Guru Rinpoche.
Dzi as a weapon against the gods
Other legends of Dzi origin
The cosmic version of the origin – meteorites.
Shells of ancient mollusks.
The emergence of a mountain stream.
Painted stones of Indian craftsmen.
Creatures resembling snakes.
Creatures resembling insects.
Occurrence in the earth.
Dzi beads are the treasures of Shambhala.
King Geser awarded his victorious soldiers with Dzi beads, which then returned them to Tibet. After this, Dzi beads became known and spread throughout the Himalayan region.