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Maratika Cave and Maratika Monastery (Maratika is also known as Haleshi or Halase, 27.19006°N 86.622391°ECoordinates: 27.19006°N 86.622391°E) are located in Khotang District in Nepal, circa 185 km south west of Mount Everest.
Mandarava and Padmasambhava realised a number of terma that had been elementally encoded as terma in Maratika Cave by Dakini Sangwa Yeshe, terma that number among the longevity teachings of Buddha Amitabha and given at the behest of Bodhisattva Avalokiteswara.
Kathang Zanglingma, a biography of Padmasambhava, a terma revealed and transmitted by Nyangrel Nyima Ozer, describes the original events which made the Maratika caves a sacred place for Vajrayana practitioners.