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or provoked his groom Longam (Lo-ngam) into a duel.
During the fight the king's dmu cord was cut, and he was killed.
He sent young scholars to Kashmir for training and was responsible for inviting Atiśa to Tibet in 1040, thus ushering in the Chidar (Phyi dar) phase of Buddhism in Tibet.
The younger son, Srong-nge, administered day-to-day governmental affairs; it was his sons who carried on the royal line.
This is partly due to the pivotal role this religion has played in the development of Tibetan and Mongol cultures and partly because almost all native historians of the country were Buddhist monks.
Tibet is nicknamed "the roof of the world" or "the land of snows".
Linguists classify the Tibetan language and its dialects as belonging to the Tibeto-Burman languages, the non-Sinitic members of the Sino-Tibetan language family.
A civil war ensued, which effectively ended centralized Tibetan administration until the Sa-skya period.
Ösung's allies managed to keep control of Lhasa, and Yumtän was forced to go to Yalung, where he established a separate line of kings. The son of Ösung was Pälkhortsän (Dpal 'khor brtsan) (865–895 or 893–923).