Hiranyavarna Mahavihara: A Unique Newar Buddhist Monastery

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Title:Hiranyavarna Mahavihara: A Unique Newar Buddhist Monastery

ISBN:9799994630256

Author:Min Bahadur Shakya

Publisher:Nagarjuna Publication

Publish Year:2019

Edition:First Edition

Cover:Paper Back

Subject:Nepal Buddhism

Language:English

Remarks:Colour Photographs, Bibliography and Appendix.

Pages:66

Size:137 x 215 mm

Weight(gms):255

Price:USD 5.00

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  • Contents
    i. A Note from the Publisher
    ii. A Message from the Chairman of Vihara Reform Committee
    iii. Preface
    iv. List of Plates

    CHAPTER I - Introduction: Buddhism in NepaI..................1-9

    • Buddhism during the Life time of the Buddha………………….1
    • Buddhism in the time of Asoka..............2
    • Buddhism in the Licchavi period.................3
    • Transitional period.......................4
    • The Malla period........................5
    • Decline of Celibate Buddhist monastic community in Nepal..........................5
    • Buddhism in the Shah Period......................................8

    CHAPTER II - Location and Layout of the Newar Monastery.... .....10-12
    CHAPTER III - The Chronicle of Hiranyavarna Mahavihara.. ...... 13-16
    CHAPTER V Historical Documents……….7 -20
    CHAPTER V Description of the monastery....... 21-36

    • Entrance setting.........................21
    • The Main shrine……...….23
    • Svayambhu caitya….............…..25
    • Vajrasattva shrine……............…..26
    • Tara shrine.................27
    • Manjusri Namasangiti shrine…............….28
    • Amitabha shrine..................................29
    • Amoghpaaa Lokesvara shrine........................30
    • Mahakala shrine................................31
    • Kalasa/ Guhyesvari.............................32
    • Prajnaparamita Scripture..............32
    • Four Metal statues.......33
    • Dharmadhatu mandala ....33
    • Four Monkeys in the courtyard......................33
    • Yogamvara shrine….......................................35
    • Cakrasamvara shrine..........................................35

    CHAPTER VI - Rituals at the main shrine..........................37-43
    CHAPTER VII - Festival at Golden temple...............................44-48

    • Dipankara/Samyak Festival..:......................44
    • Pancadana Festival.....................44
    • Sangha feast festival...................................45
    • Dipamkha Festival......................................46
    • Exhibition of the Gods (Bahidyo Boyegu)........................46
    • Gunla Dharma ceremony............................47

    BIBLIOGRAPHY.............................49-51
    APPENDIX: SAMYAK FESTIVAL of PATAN...............................52-66

     

    Min Bahadur Shakya

    Min Bahadur Shakya is a scholar of Newar and Tibetan Buddhism. Among his major publications are A Short History of Buddhism in Nepal , 1984. A Introduction to Buddhist Monasteries of Kathmandu Valley , 1986. He was elected Vice President of World Fellowship of Buddhist Youth WFBY for the years 1984-1988. His major research work on Life and Contribution of Nepalese Princess Bhrikuti Devi is shortly forthcoming. Mr. Shakya was nominated by Venerable Master Hsing Yun, Fokuang Shan , Taiwan as Research Associate in Fokuang Shan Chinese Buddhist Research Academy for the years 1983-1990. He has also contributed more a dozen research papers in reputed foreign journals.
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