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BENARD, ELISABETH ANNE - CHINNAMASTA: The Aweful Buddhist and Hindu Tantric Goddess.

Delhi, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, 2000. 1st reprint 162 pp. cloth gilt titles spine with dustjacket. This is the first monograph which examines the rare Buddhist and Hindu Tantric Goddess, Chinnamasta, her rituals, her names and forms (namarupa) and their symbolism by comparing and contrasting her sadhanas (spiritual practices) in Hinduism and Buddhism. The entire Hindu Chinnamastatantra section from the Sakta Pramoda, the Buddhist Chinnamunda Vajravarahisadhana and the Trikayavajrayoginistuti are translated for the first time into English. The earliest extant texts date from the ninth and tenth centuries-a time when Hindu and Buddhist Tantras were developing under common influences in the same places in India. The study not only examines Chinnamasta, but also attempts to understand what is a Tantric tradition. 7 pp. b/w photos. Dustjacket shows little edgewear. Date first endpaper. Otherwise very nice and clean copy.
EUR 52.50 [Appr.: US$ 59.37 | £UK 47.25 | JPą 6738] Booknumber: 64220

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