GUHYASAMAJA AND SAMPUTODBHAVA TANTRA

MS 2096
MS Short Title GUHYASAMAJA AND SAMPUTODBHAVA TANTRA
Text 1.GUHYASAMAJA, BUDDHIST TANTRA 
2.SAMPUTODBHAVA, BUDDHIST TANTRA
Description MS in Sanskrit on paper, Kathmandu valley, Nepal, 1801, 205 ff. (complete), 9x40 cm, single column, (5x34 cm), 4 lines in Newari script by Amrtananda a Newar Vajracarya of the Vagvajra lineage, in gold on indigo blue stained paper glazed within the text area, a miniature of Sakyamuni Buddha. Dedicated by Cakrapati, a Kathmandu Buddhist Newar of the Tamrakar caste and his family.
Binding Kathmandu valley, Nepal, 1801, wooden boards, the upper board with a painting of a hill-top stupa, (of Svayambhu in the Kathmandu valley), flanked by a 4-armed Prajñaparamita and a 4-armed Avalokitesvara. London, England, 1995, cloth gilt folding case, by Ruth Kirkby.
Provenance 1. Cakrapati, Kathmandu Buddhist Newar of the Tamrakar caste, Kathmandu (1801); 2. Jokhang temple, Lhasa (1801-); 3. Sam Fogg cat. 17(1996):33.
Commentary With colophons and notes of the donators. The Guhyasamaja was composed during the 8th c., and was the principal scripture of the class of Buddhist Tantras termed Yogottara or Mahayoga. It has been critically edited latest in 1978. The Samputodbhavais of the class termed Yoginitantra, emerged during the 10th c., and was translated into Tibetan in the 11th c. It remains to be critically published. In future editions of both texts, this MS' readings deserve to be taken into consideration.
Place of origin Nepal
Dates 1801

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