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Publisher:Book Land Publishing Co.
Published In:2001
ISBN-10:8186423397
ISBN-13:9788186423394
Binding Type:Hardback
Weight:1.23 lbs
Pages:pp. x + 279, Illus., Index, Glossary, References, Biblio.

The Title "The Tantras An Introductory Outline 1st Edition" is written by Ajay Malhotra. This book was published in the year 2001. The ISBN number 8186423397|9788186423394 is assigned to the Hardback version of this title. The book displayed here is a 1st Edition edition. This book has total of pp. x + 279 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Book Land Publishing Co.. We have about 24 other great books from this publisher. The Tantras An Introductory Outline 1st Edition is currently Available with us.

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Contents

Preface

I. INTRODUCTORY :
1. Prologue
2. Defining Tantrism
3. Literature, Classification and Important Works
4. The Tantrik Revelation
Conclusion

II. THE DOCTRINAL PHILOSOPHY OF THE TANTRAS :
1. Saiva and Tantrik Religion
2. The Doctrine of Pasupata
3. The Doctrine of Saiva-Siddhanta
4. The Doctrine of Virasaiva or Lingayata
5. The Doctrine of Trika, Spanda and Pratyabhijna
6. The Kapalikas and Kalamukhas
7. The Goddess and Sakta Tradition
8. The Doctrine of Sakta Tantra
9. The Ten Tantrik Goddesses or Mahavidyas
10. The Srividya Traditions
11. The Kalikula Tradition of Goddess Kali and the Ritual Worship of Kumari or Virgin
12. The Mahapithas and Upa-Pithas of Sakta
13. The Lord Visnu and the Bhagavata Tradition
14. The Doctrine of Pancaratra
15. Elements of Bhakti
16. The Different Names in the Various Sacred Places of Lord Visnu
17. The Vaisnava Saints and Sects of Vaisnavism

III. THE TANTRAS AS SADHANA :
1. The Communion with Supreme-Being
2. The Traits of Aspirant
3. A Classification of Sadhaka
4. The Pancamakara Sadhana
5. General Method and Practice of the Sadhana
6. The Ritualistic Etiquette for Sadhaka
7. A Paramount Position of the Guru
8. The Importance of Diksa
9. The Abhicara and Sat-Karma
10. The Means of Preliminary Observances and the Indications of Siddhi
11. The Mantras
12. The Mudras
13. The Nyasas
14. The Yantras and the Mandalas
15. The Kundalini and Cakras
16. The Nadis
17. The Yoga