Vajrayoginī : her visualizations, rituals, & forms : a study of the cult of Vajrayoginī in India / Elizabeth English Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920

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Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920
Short stories, American; Vajrayoginī (Buddhist deity); RELIGION / Comparative Religion.
This ground-breaking book delves into the origins of Vajrayogini, charting her evolution in India and examining her roots in the Cakrasamvara tantra and in the Indian tradition relating to Shiva. The focus of this work is the Guhyasamayasadhanamala, a collection of forty-six sadhanas, or practice texts. Written on palm leaves in Sanskrit and preserved since the twelfth century, this diverse collection, composed by various authors, reveals a multitude of forms of the goddess, each of which is described and illustrated here. One of the sadhanas, the Vajravarahi Sadhana by Umapatideva, depi.
Read associated articles: Dakini, History of Buddhism in India, Jaggadala, Nalanda, Odantapuri, Somapura Mahavihara, Vajrayogini, Vihara, Vikramaśīla University
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