Female Buddhas : Feminine Imagery in Buddhist Tantra
Tantra has been integral part of several ancient Indic-religious traditions. This book inquires into the evolution of tantra in different religious traditions in general, and in Buddhism in particular. The focal point of the discussion is the practices of goddesses in Buddhist tantra. The interaction and influence of other religious traditions on Buddhism too is pointed out. On the one hand this book explores textual sources for explaining abstract appearances and unusual practices associated with tantric goddesses and on the other, the functional aspects of tantric goddesses in ancient religious settings. After documenting two major Buddhist traditions of goddesses of Nepalese Buddhism, this book makes an effort to find harmony between the overlapping layers of popular belief and the profound liturgical expositions of Buddhist tantra tradition.
- Paperback: 125 pages
- Author: Pranshu Samdarshi
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 X 11 inch
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