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Dyczkowski, Mark S. G. (Hrsg.)
Manthānabhairavatantram : Kumārikākhaṇḍaḥ: the section concerning the Virgin Goddess of the Tantra of the Churning Bhairava / ed., transl. and annotated by Mark S.G. Dyczkowski. - Vol. 1-6 in 14 Teilen. - New Delhi : Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts ; D.K. Printworld, 2009.
Einheitssachtitel: Manthānabhairavatantra <Sanskrit, engl.>
ISBN 978-81-246-0498-4 / 81-246-0498-3
Rs. 15500,00
US$ 336,96 (Eastern Book Corp.)
US$ 397,00 (D.K. Agencies)
US$ 775,00 (D.K. Printworld)
US$ 1170,00 (Bagchee)

The Manthānabhairavatantra is about 24,000 verses long and is divided into three sections (khaṇḍa). The one edited and translated here is the Kumārikākhaṇḍa. Along with the Kubjikāmata, the Manthānabhairavatantra is the most important and extensive Tantra dedicated to the worship of the goddess Kubjikā. Although originally an Indian goddess, Kubjikā is almost exclusively worshipped in the Kathmandu Valley, where her cult has been kept scrupulously secret by Newar initiates for centuries. Almost all the manuscripts of her Tantras and related literature have been found there.
   Kubjikā is a powerful development of Mālinī, the principal goddess of the Trika Tantras and Kālī of the Kashmiri Krama tradition. Her cult belongs to a chain of early Kaula systems that culminate with that of the goddess Tripura and so sheds considerable light on them. Kubjikā's unique historical importance is mirrored in the extraordinary richness of the inner, spiritual dimensions of her cult. These are explored in detail in the introduction to the edition and translation of the text with extensive references from mostly unpublished Kubjika Tantras and those of related schools.
   The work took close to two decades to produce. In this time numerous working editions of unpublished Tantras and related texts were prepared by the author with the help of a team of five trained assistants. [D.K. Printworld]

Vol. 1, [Part 1]: Introduction. - 2009. - xxxv, 736 S. - ISBN 81-246-0499-1

Chapter One: The Myth of the Goddess
Chapter Two: The Empowering Command
Chapter Three: Sacred Place and Inner Space
Appendix I
Appendix II: The Sacred Seats according to the Śrīmatottara and Ṣaṭsahasrasaṃhitā
Appendix III: The Goddess’s Maṇḍala according to Chapter Three of the Kumārikākhaṇḍa

Vol. 1, [Part 2]: Text and translation. - 2009. - liv, 167 S. - ISBN 81-246-0502-5
Vol. 1, [Part 3]: Notes on text and translation. - 2009. - 401 S. - ISBN 81-246-0503-3
Vol. 2, [Part 1]: Introduction. - 2009. - xiii, 590 S. - ISBN 81-246-0500-9

Chapter Four: The Goddess Kubjikā - Names, Forms and Multiple Identities
Chapter Five: The Early Development of Kaulism and the Emergence of the Kubjikā Tantras
Chapter Six: The Teachers and Lineages of the Kubjikā Tantras
Appendix I: The Māyāstava
Appendix II: The Gurumaṇḍala

Vol. 2, [Part 2]: Text and translation. - 2009. - ix, 207 S. - ISBN 81-246-0504-1
Vol. 2, [Part 3]: Notes on text and translation. - 2009. - ix, 445 S. - ISBN 81-246-0505-X
Vol. 3, [Part 1]: Introduction. - 2009. - ix, 406 S. - ISBN 81-246-0501-7
Vol. 3, [Part 2]: Text and translation. 2009. - x, 269 S. - ISBN 81-246-0506-8
Vol. 3, [Part 3]: Notes on text and translation. - 2009. - xiii, 389 S. - ISBN 81-246-0507-6
Vol. 4, [Part 1]: Text and translation. - 2009. - xii, 413 S. - ISBN 81-246-0508-4
Vol. 4, [Part 2]: Notes on text and translation. - 2009. - xi, 433 S. - ISBN 81-246-0509-2
Vol. 5, [Part 1]: Text and translation. - 2009. - xiii, 371 S. - ISBN 81-246-0510-6
Vol. 5, [Part 2]: Notes on text and translation. - 2009. - x, 345 S. - ISBN 81-246-0511-4
Vol. 6: Concordance, bibliography and indices. - 2009. - 370 S. - ISBN 81-246-0512-2

Concordance of Passages in the Kumārikākhaṇḍa traced in other sources
Tantric Sources Mentioned in the Kubjikā Corpus
Table of Tantras Mentioned in the Kubjikā Corpus
Index of Sanskrit Texts
Index of Sanskrit Names and Terms
English Index


(Bildquelle: Muktabodha)
MARK S. G. DYCZKOWSKI (*1951), Academic advisor and in-put supervisor for the Muktabodha on-line digital library of Tantric texts. Homepage.

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