Title:Buddhist Deities and Masters: An Introduction
Author:Chandra B. Sakya
Remarks:B&W Photographs, Glossary and Index.
Size:141 x 215 mm
Mr. Chandra B Shakya was born in a Newar family of Lalitpur, Nepal. Nurtured within religious and cultural background of a mix of different Buddhism practices, Mr Shakya has always been curious to have a better understanding of the different deities and masters relating to Mahayana Buddhism. Amidst the traditional and rich atmosphere of statues making and selling business especially in Lalitpur itself, he sensed a dearth of information in this aspect. Although, a water resource engineer by profession, he happened to devote his time and efforts in collecting information and studying about different deities and masters. There are so many different kinds of deities that one book is bound to get fascinated and bewildered at times. Through this book, Shakya has tried to cater to the readers some very pertinent and concise information about the most popular Mahayana Buddhist deities and masters whose statues are being made. This book should be useful to many readers in terms of arousing curiosity as well as generating deeper interest to further the knowledge in Mahayana Buddhism and also instigate a desire to follow the path of Enlightenment ultimately in whatever form, the Tathagata Buddha had shown, in a way suitable to individual's preference.