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By Elisabeth Anne Benard

This is often the 1st monograph which examines the infrequent Buddhist and Hindu Tantric Goddess, Chinnamasta, her rituals, her names and types (namarupa) and their symbolism by means of evaluating and contrasting her sadhanas (spiritual practices) in Hinduism and Buddhism. the whole Hindu ''Chinnamastatantra'' part from the Sakta Pramoda, the Buddhist ''Chinnamunda Vajravarahisadhana'' and the ''Trikayavajrayoginistuti'' are translated for the 1st time into English. given that Chinnamasta is a unprecedented goddess, her texts weren't popularized or made ''fashionable'' in accordance with the dictates of a selected workforce at a selected time. The earliest extant texts date from the 9th and 10th centuries-a time whilst Hindu and Buddhist Tantras have been constructing less than universal impacts within the related locations in India. Having such texts approximately Chinnamasta Chinnamasta from those centuries, you possibly can start to comprehend the mutuality of a common Tantric culture and the exclusivity of a specific Hindu or Buddhist Tantric culture. for this reason the learn, not just examines Chinnamasta, but additionally makes an attempt to appreciate what's a Tantric culture.

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Ang, Vol 1: 27. 2:735 See Dargyay, E. e . , ’The Purificatory Gem and its Cleaning: A Late Tibetan Polemical Discussion o f Apocryphal Texts’ , Historv o f Religions, Eeb. 28, no 3 : 229ff. ). 73. 74. 75. “76. 77. ShankaranarayananT) Vajra is a very com m on w o rd in Buddhist Tantra. , The Indian Thengony, Cambridge, Carnbndge I niversily Press, 1970 : 85. Tiw ari in hus Goddess Culls in Ancient India states that Chinnamasta suggests a c o n tin u ity o f ideas w ith the ‘ nude squatting goddess' The o n ly com m on characteristic is their nudity.

Perform this ritual worship to empower the oblation, rinse (the conch) with the utterance oV'Phaf. Then say “Om Samanarghya patradharvaya Namah" (Homage to the support of the offering vessel of the general oblation). Then presenting these three offerings, say “Om Samanarghya Patraya Namah”(Homage to the offering vessel of the general oblation). Then pour water into the vessel while saying,“Him". Then address the tirthas(great rivers) with the ahkusa mudra (a hooked hand gesture) and the following mantra: “Om Gahga ca Yamuna caiva GodavariSarasvatiNarmada Sindhu Kaveri JaJe’smin Sannidhim Kuru” (Homage to the Ganges River .

Tangyur, Vol. 23: 390-91. Ibid: 409-11. Note that this sadhana is very similar to the one in the Sadhanamala and also sim ilar to a manuscript found in Nepal entitled Laksmisadhana (w hich is being studied by the D hih Project in Sarnath, India). : 411-15. 82: I4 ff. , The Blue Annals. 390. 'Ih is Virupa and his disciple are from the ninth century and are not the famed eighth-century patriarchs o f the Tibetan Buddhist Sakya lineage. : 394. I le has several names The name Varendraruci is his title as a scholar (T.

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