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Studies in Tara -Tantra

Parimal Kumar Datta

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ISBN 10: 9381209154 / ISBN 13: 9789381209158
Published by Punthi Pustak, 2013
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Contents: Preface. Schemes of transliteration. 1. a. Introduction to Dasamahavidyas. b. Kali. c. Sodasi. d. Bhuvanesvari. e. Bhairavi. f. Chinnamasta. g. Dhumavati. h. Vagala. j. Matangi. j. Kamala. 2. Tara. 3. Tara worship. 4. Taratantram. 5. Taratantram in Saktapramoda. 6. Matrsadhakas Tarasadhakas, Tara worshippers and Tara devotees: a. Acarya Brahmananda Giri. b. Sadhaka Bamakhyapa. c. Sri Anandamayi Ma. Bibliography. Index. This book "Studies in Taratantra" is an exhaustive and exclusive study on the Taravidya that was practised by Lord Buddha, Planted in India by Vasistha, spread by Acarya Brahmananda Giri, revealed by Bishekhyapa, nourished by Kaulacarya Anandanatha, illumined by Raja Ramakrishna, enkindled by Acarya Moksadananda, exposed by Kailasapati Baba, unfolded by Sadhaka Vama-khyapa and glorified by Anandamayi Ma. It contains the original texts of Taratantra and deals with the Tara-cult including the form of Tara, mantras of Tara. Taradhyanas, Tarakavacam, Taradiksa and detailed methods of Tara-worship. This book is enriched with the origin myth of the Dasamahavidyas, origin of Kali, Bhuvanesvari, Chinnamasta, Dhumavati, Vagalamukhi, Matangi and Kamala, their forms and mantras, Vasistha's penance, history of Tarapitha, Taratemple, Mahasmasana and Jivitakunda: short life history of Acarya Brahmananda Giri, Sadhaka Bamakhyapa Vamakhyapa and Sri Anandamayi Ma and also reference to Jesus Christ's visit to Tarapitha. (jacket). Bookseller Inventory # 111703

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Title: Studies in Tara -Tantra

Publisher: Punthi Pustak

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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Edition: 1st Edition

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Language: Sanskrit Text with Translitration and English Translation
Pages: 361
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This book "Studies in Taratantra" is an exhaustive and exclusive study on the Taravidya that was practiced by Lord Buddha, Planted in India by Vasistha, spread by Acarya Brahmananda Giri, revealed by Bishekhyapa, nourished by Kaulacarya Anandanatha, illumined by Raja Ramakrishna, enkindled by Acarya Moksadananda, exposed by Kailasapati Baba, unfolded by Sadhaka Varna-khyapa and glorified by Anandamayi Ma. It contains the original texts of Taratantra and deals with the Tara-cult including the form of Tara, mantras of Tara, Taradhyanas, Tarakavacam, Taradiksa and detailed methods of Tara -worship. This book is enriched with the origin myth of the Dasamahavidyas, origin of Kali, Bhuvanesvari, Chinna-masta, Dhumavati, Vagalamukhl, Matangi and Kamala; Their forms and mantras, Vasistha's penance, history of Tarapitha, Taratemple, Mahasmasana and Jivitakunda; short life history of Acarya Brahmananda Giri, Sadhaka Bamakhyapa (Vamakhyapa) and Sri Anandamayi Ma and also reference to Jesus Christ's visit to Tarapitha.

 

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I was born and brought up in a pure Sakta Kayastha family surrounded by a good number of Sakta Brahmin families in a village where animal sacrifice (pasubali) was a common and compulsory ritual in the Kali Puja, the Manasa Puja and the Durga Puja in the houses of these Sakta families and also in the Barowari temples. We used to wear the marks of blood oozing out of the cut heads of goats in the midst of the sounds of the beating drums, bells, conch-shells, ulus (sounds uttered by women) and triumphant out cries like "Jai Ma Kali, Kali Mai ki Jai". In our childhood we spent nights at the places of the Tantric rituals in connection with the Cadaka Puja in the Cai

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