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The Heart of the Yogini: The Yoginihrdaya, a Sanskrit Tantric Treatise

Abstract

This book is the first English translation of the Yoginīhṛdaya, “The Heart of the Yoginī,” an important twelfth-century Sanskrit ritual and religious text of the Śrīvidyā, one of the main schools of the tantric tradition of Kashmir shaivism. With explanatory commentary, notes, a glossary, and an index, it details the teaching and ritual of the Śrīvidyā, whose main deity is the fair and benevolent goddess Tripurasundarī, the supreme Yoginī. This ancient tradition is still active in Nepal and India. Its current spiritual masters, the Shankaracaryas, are important and respected Hindu religious pe ... More

Keywords: cakra, Goddess, Hindu, mantra, meditated, mudrā, ritual, shaivism, tantric, worship, yoga

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199982325
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982325.001.0001
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