Mandala Deities in the Nispannayogavali

author: Musashi Tachikawa
edition: 2016, Vajra Books, Nepal
pages: 150
ISBN-10: 9937623545
ISBN-13: 9789937623544
Topic: Tibetan-buddhism

Vajradhatumandala

vajradhatu-mandala

This chapter describes the structure of the Vajradhatumandala and the deities found therein. Chapter 19 is located on 94 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 vajradhatu-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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[Mandala Deities in the Nispannayogavali: index]
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