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9788177420425 - Dictionary of Buddhist Iconography, Vol. 5 (v. 5) by Lokesh Chandra

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Hardcover; New Delhi: Aditya Prakashan, 2002;


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New Delhi, India: Aditya Prakashan, 2002 The Dictionary of Buddhist Iconography is an endeavour of half a century to identify, classify, describe and delineate the bewildering variation in Buddhist icons. It spans the last twenty centuries, and it is a comparative study of unprecedented geographic variations, besides the ever-evolving visualisations of great masters who introduced extraordinary plurality of divine forms in the dharanis and sadhanas. "The multiple forms of a theonym arise in varying contexts. For example, Hevajra of the Hevajra-tantra holds crania in his hands, while the Hevajra of the Samputa-tantra has weapons. Both are subdivided into four each on the planes of kaya, vak, citta and hrdaya, with two, four, eight and sixteen arms. The Dictionary classifies several such types of a deity and places each in its theogonic structure, specifies the earliest date of its occurrence (e.g. Amoghapasa appears in Chinese in AD 587), the earliest image, the direction in which it is placed in the spe ... Read more

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Aditya Prakashan, New Delhi, 2002. Hardcover. New. CONTENTS: Preface Dictionary (Dhyana-Paramita - Gzuns. Las. Byun. Bahi Lha. Ma Nor. Rgyun. Ma) Printed Pages: 350.

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Aditya Prakashan, New Delhi, 2002. Hardcover. New. CONTENTS: Preface Dictionary (Dhyana-Paramita - Gzuns. Las. Byun. Bahi Lha. Ma Nor. Rgyun. Ma) Printed Pages: 350.

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