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Chinnamasta: The Aweful Buddhist and Hindu Tantric Goddess
Chinnamasta: The Aweful Buddhist and Hindu Tantric Goddess
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About the Book

This is the first monograph which examines the rare Buddhist and Hindu Tantric goddess, Chinnamasta, her rituals, her names and forms (namarupa) and their symbolism by comparing and contrasting her sadhanas (spiritual practices) in Hinduism and Buddhism. The entire Hindu "Chinnamastatantra" section from the Sakta Pramoda, the Buddhist "Chinnamunda Vajravarahisadhana" and the "Trikayavajrayoginistuti" are translated for the first time into English. Since Chinnamasta is a rare goddess, her texts were not popularized or made "fashionable" according to the dictates of a particular group at a particular time. The earliest extant texts date from the ninth and tenth centuries - a time when Hindu and Buddhist Tantras were developing under common influences in the same places in India. Having such texts about Chinnamasta Chinnamunda from these centuries, one can begin to understand the mutuality of a general Tantric tradition and the exclusivity of a particular Hindu or Buddhist Tantric tradition. Hence the study, not only examines Chinnamasta, but also attempts to understand what is a Tantric tradition.

About the Author

Elisabeth Benard became interested in India at the age of twelve years when her father first brought back Hindu image from a trip to India. For many years she looked at these image in her family library never dreaming that one day she would become a scholar in Indian religions. She researched in India under the auspicious of the American Institute of Indian Studies and received her doctorate from Columbia University. She has lectured widely in the United States, including at Smithsonian Institute and Asia Society, as well as in India and Japan. She has taught at Princeton, Rutgers University, Collage of Wooster and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Presently she is teaching Hinduism, Women in Religion, and Asian Religions at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.

Contents:

Foreword
Preface
Introduction

1   LEGENDS AND ORIGIN OF CHINNAMASTA/CHINNAMUNDA 
2   TO WORSHIP A DEITY, ONE MUST BECOME A DEITY
3   THE DIVINE PLAY OF CHINNAMASTA
4   THE QUESTION IS NOT - TO BE OR NOT TO BE
5   VISUALIZATION OF CHINNAMASTA/CHINNAMUNDA

Conclusion

APPENDIX 1: The Thousand Names of the Goddess
APPENDIX 2: Chinnamasta temples in northern India and the Kathmandu Valley

Bibliography

Index

Chinnamasta: The Aweful Buddhist and Hindu Tantric Goddess

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NAB496
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Hardcover
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8120810651
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176 (B&W.illus.:7)
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About the Book

This is the first monograph which examines the rare Buddhist and Hindu Tantric goddess, Chinnamasta, her rituals, her names and forms (namarupa) and their symbolism by comparing and contrasting her sadhanas (spiritual practices) in Hinduism and Buddhism. The entire Hindu "Chinnamastatantra" section from the Sakta Pramoda, the Buddhist "Chinnamunda Vajravarahisadhana" and the "Trikayavajrayoginistuti" are translated for the first time into English. Since Chinnamasta is a rare goddess, her texts were not popularized or made "fashionable" according to the dictates of a particular group at a particular time. The earliest extant texts date from the ninth and tenth centuries - a time when Hindu and Buddhist Tantras were developing under common influences in the same places in India. Having such texts about Chinnamasta Chinnamunda from these centuries, one can begin to understand the mutuality of a general Tantric tradition and the exclusivity of a particular Hindu or Buddhist Tantric tradition. Hence the study, not only examines Chinnamasta, but also attempts to understand what is a Tantric tradition.

About the Author

Elisabeth Benard became interested in India at the age of twelve years when her father first brought back Hindu image from a trip to India. For many years she looked at these image in her family library never dreaming that one day she would become a scholar in Indian religions. She researched in India under the auspicious of the American Institute of Indian Studies and received her doctorate from Columbia University. She has lectured widely in the United States, including at Smithsonian Institute and Asia Society, as well as in India and Japan. She has taught at Princeton, Rutgers University, Collage of Wooster and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Presently she is teaching Hinduism, Women in Religion, and Asian Religions at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.

Contents:

Foreword
Preface
Introduction

1   LEGENDS AND ORIGIN OF CHINNAMASTA/CHINNAMUNDA 
2   TO WORSHIP A DEITY, ONE MUST BECOME A DEITY
3   THE DIVINE PLAY OF CHINNAMASTA
4   THE QUESTION IS NOT - TO BE OR NOT TO BE
5   VISUALIZATION OF CHINNAMASTA/CHINNAMUNDA

Conclusion

APPENDIX 1: The Thousand Names of the Goddess
APPENDIX 2: Chinnamasta temples in northern India and the Kathmandu Valley

Bibliography

Index
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