Auspicious Wisdom: The Texts and Traditions of Srividya Sakta Tantrism in South India

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Rooting itself in Kashmir Shaivism, Srividya became a force in South India no later than the seventh century, and eventually supplanted the Trika as the dominant Tantric tradition in Kashmir. This is the first comprehensive study of the texts and traditions of this influential school of goddess-centered, Sakta, Tantrism. Centering on the goddess's three manifestations--the beneficent deity Lalita Tripurasundari, her mantra, and the visually striking sricakra--Srividya creates a systematic esoteric discipline that combines ...

Auspicious Wisdom: The Texts and Traditions of Srividya Sakta Tantrism in South India 1992, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9780791411469

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Auspicious Wisdom: The Texts and Traditions of Srividya Sakta Tantrism in South India 1992, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9780791411452

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