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The Iconography of Hindu Tantric Deities deals with the iconography of Hindu deities as presented in Sanskrit texts. It consists of two volumes in a single binding.
|Title||The Iconography of Hindu Tantric Deities (2Vols. Bound in One)|
|Pages||808p., 208 illus., 62 col., appendices, bib., index|
|Sub Title||Vol I: The Pantheon of the Mantramahodadhi; Vol II: The Pantheons of the Prapancasara and the Saradatilaka|
Volume one : The Pantheon of the Mantramahodadhi, presents the 108 deity descriptions extracted from the sixteenth-century North Indian Mantramahodadhi by Mahidhara. Each entry includes the Sanskrit text in transliteration, a literal translation, a note on the distribution of the iconographic attributes and explanatory notes on the deities, taking into account similar descriptions found in other Sanskrit texts.
Volume two : The Pantheons of the Prapancasara and the Saradatilaka, compares for the first time deity descriptions extracted from two earlier and closely related texts, the anonymous Prapancasara and Laksmanadesika’s Saradatilaka (twelfth century). The Sanskrit text of the 78 deity descriptions extracted from the Prapancasara and the 101 descriptions from the Saradatilaka is presented with a literal translation and remarks on the iconography.
Both volumes contain illustrations corresponding to the deity descriptions in the texts.