MaÚnÚdalas and Yantras in the Hindu Traditions
In recent years man d alas have attracted much interest among a wider public. The main focus of such interest has been directed toward Tibetan man d alas, specimens of which have been included in numerous publications. But man d alas are found across a wide spectrum of South Asian religious traditions, including those of the Hindus and Jains. Hindu man d alas and yantras have hardly been researched. This book attempts to fill this gap by clarifying important aspects of man d alas and yantras in specific Hindu traditions through investigations by renowned specialists in the field. Its chapters explore man d alas and yantras in the Sm rta, P Ůcar tra, aiva and kta traditions. An essay on the v stupuru aman d ala and its relationship to architecture is also included. With 13 colour plates.
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