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Tantric Forms of Ganesa: According to the Vidyarnavatantra

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There may be many publications dealing with Ganesa, but only a few take original Sanskrit texts into consideration. Since the Tantric aspects of the deity have been studied too little, this book details fourteen forms of Ganesa as described in the Vidyarnavatantra.

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ISBN 13 9788124604533
Book Language English
Binding Hardcover
Total Pages 144
Edition 1st
Release Year 2008
Publisher D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Author Gudrun Buhnemann
Category Tantra Studies   Hinduism   Ever Green Shelf Life  
Weight 500.00 g
Dimension 14.00 x 22.00 x 1.80

Product Details

Although the number of publications dealing with Ganesha is not insignificant, few take original Sanskrit texts into consideration. The Tantric aspects of the deity have certainly been studied too little. This book contributes to our knowledge of this less familiar side of Ganesha. It describes his forms according to the Vidyarnavatantra, a large compilation on mantrashastra attributed to Vidyaranya Yati and compiled around the seventeenth century. This text gives the iconographic peculiarities, mantras, and yantras of fourteen forms of Ganesha as well as instructions for the ritual application of the mantras.