This book presents a critically edited text of the Rādhā Tantra, based on manuscripts in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, as well as an annotated translation It is prefaced by an introduction that situates the text in its social and ...
Author: Mans Broo
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Social Science
The Rādhā Tantra is an anonymous 17th century tantric text from Bengal. The text offers a lively picture of the meeting of different religious traditions in 17th century Bengal, since it presents a Śākta version of the famous Vaiṣṇava story of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa. This book presents a critically edited text of the Rādhā Tantra, based on manuscripts in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, as well as an annotated translation It is prefaced by an introduction that situates the text in its social and historical context and discusses its significance. The introduction also looks at the composition and metrics, vocabulary and grammar, and contents and doctrine of the text. It also includes a discussion of the extensive intertextualities of the Rādhā Tantra, as well as the sources used for this edition. The Sanskrit text in Roman transliteration, following the standard IAST system, is then presented, followed by an English translation of the text. This book will be of interest to scholars of South Asian Religion, Tantric Studies and Religious History.
This refreshingly fresh and spontaneous book unravels the secrets of the sacred art of Tantra.
Author: Radha C. Luglio
Category: Tantric Buddhism
This refreshingly fresh and spontaneous book unravels the secrets of the sacred art of Tantra. It helps to contact our inner being in a direct way, removing what is preventing the flow of life-energy that naturally brings us bliss, creativity, joy and meditation.
This willingness to abandon convention is, however, valued. The uncontrolled
and reckless nature of her feelings are upheld as being closer to the true nature
of religious devotion. While Radha attempts, in vain, to forget Krishna, the
Author: Louise Child
This book explores the role of altered states of consciousness in the communication of social and emotional energies, both on a societal level and between individual persons. Drawing from an original reading of Durkheimian social theorists (including Mauss, Hertz, and Hubert) and Jungian psychology, Louise Child applies this analysis to tantric Buddhist ritual and biographical material. She suggests ways in which dreams and visionary experiences (including those related to the 'subtle body') play an important and previously under-explored role in tantric understandings of the consort relationship.
On the Mahavidyas, see David Kinsley, The Ten Mahavidyas: Tantric Visions of
the Divine Feminine (Berkeley and Los ... June McDaniel, “The Tantric Radha:
Some Controversies about the Nature of Radha in Bengali Vaishnavism and the
Author: Pika Ghosh
Publisher: Indiana University Press
"[A]n excellent analytical study of a sensationally beautiful type of temple.... This work is not just art historical but embraces... religious studies, anthropology, history, and literature." —Catherine B. Asher "[A]dvances our knowledge of... Bengali temple building practices, the complex inter-reliance between religion, state power, and art, and the ways in which Western colonial assumptions have distorted correct interpretation.... A splendid book." —Rachel Fell McDermott In the flux created by the Mughal conquest, Hindu landholders of eastern India began to build a spectacularly beautiful new style of brick temple, known as Ratna. This "bejeweled" style combined features of Sultanate mosques and thatched houses, and included second-story rooms conceived as the pleasure grounds of the gods, where Krishna and his beloved Radha could rekindle their passion. Pika Ghosh uses art historical, archaeological, textual, and ethnographic approaches to explore this innovation in the context of its times. Includes 82 stunning black-and-white images of rarely photographed structures. Published in association with the American Institute of Indian Studies
It must be admitted that those , who are particular about the punctilious perform -
ance of Tantric rites with meticulous attention to details , will find this work helpful
. The Rādha - tantra , 58 of unknown authorship and date , may have been of ...
The Rādhā - tantra , of unknown authorship , date and provenance , is supposed
by some to have originated in Bengal . Most of its manuscripts are written in
Bengali , and are found in Bengal . All the printed editions , known to us , were ...
Author: Shiva Chandra Vidyarnava BhattacharyaPublish On: 1970
The Tantratattva of Sriyukta Siva Candra Vidyârnava Bhattâcârya Mahodaya
Shiva Chandra Vidyarnava Bhattacharya ... The words of Devi to Śri Krşņa in the Rādhā Tantra are as follows : “ One should receive initiation with devotion on the
with well - known Tantric topics , bijoddhāra , mantroddhāra etc . and ( v ) Șat
karmollāsa mainly describes the six magic rites of ... The Radha - tantra ( rādhā - tantra ) , of unknown authorship and date , might have been of Bengal in origin .
Rātry - ala , as , i andı , ixáopai , & c .; according to others , épow : | m . , N. of
Arjuna ; ( cf. rādhā - bhedin . ] ... Rādha - tantra , am , n . , N. of a Jāmadagnya , as
son of the sage Jamad - agni by arātsus ) , arādhishļa ( Vedic forms rādhati , arā-
For this we have the express words of the as the year 1616 a rule was made , "
that the number of attorneys of Radha Tantra , which says that the form of
Arddhanareswara ( half man , each court be viewed , to have them drawn to a
Rādhā-tanaya, as, m. son of Rādhi, i.e. Karna. - Rādhā-tantra, am, n., N. of a
Tantra. - Rādhā-dāmodara, as, m., N. of the author of an elementary treatise on
the Vedānta. - Rādhā-nagari, f., N. of a town in the neighbourhood of Ujjayini.
On the authority of the tantric texts ( like the Brihad - Gautamiya - tantra ) .
Sanmohana - tantra and Radha - tantra as well as the Vaisnava Padavali
Literatures of the pre- and post - Chaitanya periods ?, it may be said that Radha
worship was ...
Author: Harish Chandra Das
The Volume Entitled Sri Chaitanya In The Religious Life Of India Is A Comprehensive Account Of The Life, Activities And Philosophy Of Sri Chaitanya With Particular Reference To Orissa.
Mr . N . Raghunāthan records that : ' Rādhā or Rādhikā is not mentioned at all in
the Bhāgavatam . ... Bhavisya Purāna , Sri Nārada Pancharātra , Gautamiya
Tantra , Urdhvāmnāya Tantra , Rādhā Tantra , Garga - Samhitā etc . highly glorify
14 alteñalaman Vámakeśvara - tantra . Siva . 15 TATA Kám a k a lá - Sadasiva .
tantra . 16 aastutava Brihad rádhá - tantra . . ines Substance on Where deposited
and REMARKS . which written. do . yantravyákhख्या ya . 186 MYSTICAL ...
The medieval Tantras too have referred about Rādhā worship and the divine
amours of Rādhā - Kļşņa . Mention may be made in this of Rädhä - Tantra ,
Brihadgautamiya Tantra and Sammohana Tantra . For details see Dr . S . C .
Thus while in Hindu Tantra the union of Siva and his Sakti leads to the creation of
a new world, in Buddhist Tantrism the union of the male deity and his Sakti does
not result in the creation and evolution of a new universe but in the return to the ...
Author: Victor M. Fic
Publisher: Abhinav Publications
Category: Social Science
Bibliography Index The Tantra Is A Body Of Theories, Techniques And Rituals Developed In India In Antiquity, Which Has Two Fundamental Aspects. The First Aspect Of The Tantra Is The Theory Of Creation, Which Posits That The Universe Has No Beginning And No End, And That All Its Manifestations Are Merely The Projections Of Divine Energy Of Its Creator. The Second Aspect Of The Tantra Is The Belief That The Performance Of Tantrik Techniques And Rituals Facilitates Access To This Divine Energy, Enabling Their Practitioners To Empower Themselves, As Well As Empower Others Associated With Them In The Guru-Disciple Relationship. Thus The Knowledge And Proper Application Of Tantrik Techniques And Rituals Is Believed To Harness The Creator'S Cosmic Energies To The Promotion Of The Mundane As Well As Spiritual Goals Of Their Practitioners. Between The Vii And The Xii Centuries A.D. These Theories, Rituals And Practices Spread To Other Parts Of Asia. In These Parts Their Interaction With Indigenous Traditions Of Shamanism And Other Magical Cults Resulted In Potent Hybrids. These Not Only Served The Personal Needs Of Their Practi- Tioners, But Were Used By The Kings To Summon The Cosmic Forces To Legitimize Their Right And Power To Rule The Ancient Monarchies. Elaborate And Artistically Beautiful Icons Were Developed In Sculpture, Painting, Bronze And Bas-Relief To Portray The Basic Concept Of Tantrik Theories And Various Deities Of The Hindu And Buddhist Pantheons. This Book First Explores The Origin Of The Tantra In India, Its Development And Emergence Of Various Schools Of Hindu And Buddhist Tantrism Over The Centuries. Then It Explores Their Spread From Tantrik Universities In Bihar And Other Centres Of Tantrik Scholarship And Rituals Practised In West Bengal, Orissa And South India At That Time To Nepal, Tibet, Mongolia, China, Japan And Indonesia. The Coloured Plates Illustrate The Iconographic Presentation Of The Basic Theories And Concepts Of The Tantra, As Well As Various Deities Associated With The Pantheons Of Hindu And Buddhist Tantrism Drawn From Different Parts Of The World.
appears to have written at least five Tántric works of which the Tararahasya - Vịtti
is the best known . Dealing with the usual Tántric topics , it describes particularly
the practices relating to the worship of Tárā . In the Radha - tantra , which ...
commentators who say , “ Adhāra - Vasinitwat Rādhā ' , as she is the indwelling
informing spiritual principle h ' aving her abode ... In the Rādhā - Tantra , Śrí
Rādhā has been described as “ Raktavidyut - Pravā ' , she flashes like red
Author: Nundo Lall Kundu
Category: Philosophy, Indic
On the characteristic features of Indian philosophy; vol. 1: interpretation of the Vedas and Upanishads.