TANTRARAJATANTRA, THE KING OF TANTRAS

MS 5295
MS Short Title TANTRARAJATANTRA, THE KING OF TANTRAS
Text TANTRARAJATANTRA, THE KING OF TANTRAS
Description MS in Sanskrit on paper, India, 19th c., 127 ff. (incomplete), 14x29 cm, single column, (10x23 cm), 10 lines in Devanagari book script.
Binding India, 19th c., poti paper covers.
Provenance 1. Sam Fogg, cat. 17(1996):80.
Commentary The test refers to itself as the Kadimata, or with the subtitle used in modern editions, Tantrarajatantra, and is divided into 36 chapters of 100 verses each. It expounds doctrines and practices that form the basis of the cult of the goddess Lalita Tripurasundari (Beauty of the Three Worlds). The text calls itself a Tantra, a scripture that by being part of divine revelation can claim the highest authority. The Tantrarajatantra is remarkable for its sophisticated language and its clear structure, but it is difficult to date the work although the commentator Subhagananda finished his commentary in 1603 AD. The greater party deals with the system of mantras, the details of the mystical diagrams and the Nitya goddesses.
Place of origin India
Dates 19th Century

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