This chapter describes the structure of the Yogambraramandala and the deities found therein. Chapter 14 is located on 64 in the book Mandala Deities in the Nispannayogavali compiled by Musashi Tachikawa, Makiko Ito, Takeshi Kameyama. The Nispannayogavali is an 11th century Sanskrit written by Abhayakaragupta (an abbot of the Vikramasila Monastery). It became popular in Nepal, Tibet and India and contains mandalas whose deities are found scattered throughout the Kathmandu Valley.This book (describing the yogambrara-mandala) also contains illustrations done by Gautam Ratna Vajracarya as well as English translation of relevant passages from the Nispannayogavali (Nishpannayogavali). Since the Nispannayogavali has been used as one of the most basic sources for Buddhist iconography, this book is useful for researchers of that particular field of study.
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