Mandala Deities in the Nispannayogavali

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Title:Mandala Deities in the Nispannayogavali

ISBN:9789937623544

Author:Musashi Tachikawa
Makiko Ito
Takeshi Kameyama

Publisher:Vajra Publications

Publish Year:2016

Edition:First Edition

Cover:Paper Back

Subject:Arts

Language:English

Remarks:Illustrated by Gautam Ratna Vajracarya.

Pages:146

Size:210 x 294 mm

Weight(gms):650

Price:USD 37.65

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  • Abhayakaragupta (11th-12th cent.), who was an abbot of the Vikramasila Monastery in India, compiled a survey of the structure of mandalas. This work, called the Nispannayogavali (NPY, Garland of Completed Yogas), describes briefly the deities of each of the twenty-six mandalas considered to be popular at that time. It has become a standard reference work on mandalas in India, Tibet and Nepal. In the Kathmandu Valley, this work has been used as one of the most basic sources for Buddhist iconography.

    Musashi Tachikawa

    Musashi Tachikawa is a Professor at the National Museum of ethnology in Osaka. Japan. His publication include the structure of the world of Udayana's Realism, Five hundred Buddhist deities, Three hundred sixty Hindu deities.

    Makiko Ito

    Takeshi Kameyama

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