Warning: include(domaintitles/domaintitle_cdn.exoticindia.php3): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/exotic/newexotic/header.php3 on line 921

Warning: include(): Failed opening 'domaintitles/domaintitle_cdn.exoticindia.php3' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/exotic/newexotic/header.php3 on line 921

Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address [email protected].

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Tantra > Vedic Tantrism (A STUDY OF RGVIDHANA OF SAUNAKA WITH TEXT AND TRANSLATION)
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Vedic Tantrism (A STUDY OF RGVIDHANA OF SAUNAKA WITH TEXT AND TRANSLATION)
Pages from the book
Vedic Tantrism (A STUDY OF RGVIDHANA OF SAUNAKA WITH TEXT AND TRANSLATION)
Look Inside the Book
Description

About the Book:

Vedic Tantrism is a new edition of Rgvidhana which is the earliest Vedic manual of magic or magico-religious rites and practices. Attributed to Saunaka, it anticipated the later growth of Tantric ritualism, while its real significance lies in simplification of 'complicated and burdensome ceremonies treated in Srauta and Grhya Sutras... in such a way that observances become easier in practice.'

The first 1878 edition of this manual by Dr. Rudolf Meyer with Latin introduction was a 'remarkable' scholarly 'achievement' but not without 'defects'. Prof. J. Gonda's English translation of the text, published in 1951, resuscitated the immense value of Rgvidhana and made it 'accessible to scholars'. But, 'his rendering, on the whole, is inaccurate and at times absurd'.

The present edition has been prepared on the basis of fresh material made available by the discovery of hitherto unknown manuscripts. The 'unique commentary' by Matrsunu, providing 'means for the critical examination of Rvidh', has been made use of. To facilitate the understanding by modern readers, the entire work has been divided into two parts. Part One is devoted to the study of 'various aspects of Rvidh'. Original Sanskrit text accompanied with translation in which every 'word' is 'accounted for' is included in Part Two. Variant readings and notes discussing 'many difficulties of the text' are special features of the edition.

Vedic Tantrism will appeal to all shades of Vedic scholars as well as students and researchers of Tantrism.

About the Author:

MURALIDHAR SHRINIVAS BHAT has a brilliant academic record. He distinguished especially in Sanskrit and Pali. After completing his university education, he joined the Office of the Government Epigraphist for India (Archaeological Survey of India) at Ootacamund in 1953. In 1964 he gave up government service for lectureship in the newly instituted Sanskrit Department of the University of Bombay. In 1980 he became Reader. Since 1982 he has been the Head of the Department.

Professor Bhat has edited Buddhist Canonical Text in Pali for Bombay University Pali Series. In 1972 he published a new edition of Milinda Panha with extracts from Pali commentary.
 

CONTENTS


Preface

PART I, RGVIDHANA: A Study

    Introduction
    CHAPTER I: VIDHANA LITERATURE
    • 1. The Brahmanas and the Vedangas
      2. The Vedangas
      3. The Anukramanis and the Vidhanas
      4. The Vidhanas
      5. Commentaries on the Vidhanas
      6. Parallel or abridged versions of the Vidhanas and other late Compendia
      7. The Contents
      8. The Date
  • CHAPTER II: CONTRIBUTION OF THE RGVIDHANA TO THE RITUAL LITERATURE AND MYTHOLOGY
    • 1. Analysis of the Contents
      2. Analysis of the Subject-matter
      3. Mythology
  • CHAPTER III: LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION OF THE RGVIDHANA
    • 1. Phonology
      2. Euphonic Combination
      3. Morphology
      4. Syntax
      5. Vocabulary
      6. Metre
  • CHAPTER IV: AUTHORSHIP AND DATE
    • 1. Saunaka, the author of Rvidhana and other Works
      2. Date of the Rvidhana
      3. Matrsunu, the commentator of the Rvidh
  • CHAPTER V: THE MATERIALS FOR THE EDITION OF THE TEXT
    • 1. The Manuscripts
      2. Printed Edition or Translation
      3. Relationship of the manuscripts: two recensions
      4. Constitution of the text
      5. Testimonia
      6. Emendations
      7. Rgvidhana and its sources
  • CHAPTER VI: RESUME
    • Appendix A
      Appendix B

PART II, RGVIDHANA: Text and Translation

    Text
    Apparatus Criticus
    Translation & Notes

    Bibliography
    Abbreviations
    Index of verses in Rgvidhana
    Index

Sample Pages





















Vedic Tantrism (A STUDY OF RGVIDHANA OF SAUNAKA WITH TEXT AND TRANSLATION)

Item Code:
NAB487
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
1998
ISBN:
8120801970
Language:
English
Size:
8.8" X 5.8"
Pages:
445
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 625 gms
Price:
$52.00   Shipping Free - 4 to 6 days
Look Inside the Book
Be the first to rate this product
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Vedic Tantrism (A STUDY OF RGVIDHANA OF SAUNAKA WITH TEXT AND TRANSLATION)
From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 6768 times since 10th Jan, 2016

About the Book:

Vedic Tantrism is a new edition of Rgvidhana which is the earliest Vedic manual of magic or magico-religious rites and practices. Attributed to Saunaka, it anticipated the later growth of Tantric ritualism, while its real significance lies in simplification of 'complicated and burdensome ceremonies treated in Srauta and Grhya Sutras... in such a way that observances become easier in practice.'

The first 1878 edition of this manual by Dr. Rudolf Meyer with Latin introduction was a 'remarkable' scholarly 'achievement' but not without 'defects'. Prof. J. Gonda's English translation of the text, published in 1951, resuscitated the immense value of Rgvidhana and made it 'accessible to scholars'. But, 'his rendering, on the whole, is inaccurate and at times absurd'.

The present edition has been prepared on the basis of fresh material made available by the discovery of hitherto unknown manuscripts. The 'unique commentary' by Matrsunu, providing 'means for the critical examination of Rvidh', has been made use of. To facilitate the understanding by modern readers, the entire work has been divided into two parts. Part One is devoted to the study of 'various aspects of Rvidh'. Original Sanskrit text accompanied with translation in which every 'word' is 'accounted for' is included in Part Two. Variant readings and notes discussing 'many difficulties of the text' are special features of the edition.

Vedic Tantrism will appeal to all shades of Vedic scholars as well as students and researchers of Tantrism.

About the Author:

MURALIDHAR SHRINIVAS BHAT has a brilliant academic record. He distinguished especially in Sanskrit and Pali. After completing his university education, he joined the Office of the Government Epigraphist for India (Archaeological Survey of India) at Ootacamund in 1953. In 1964 he gave up government service for lectureship in the newly instituted Sanskrit Department of the University of Bombay. In 1980 he became Reader. Since 1982 he has been the Head of the Department.

Professor Bhat has edited Buddhist Canonical Text in Pali for Bombay University Pali Series. In 1972 he published a new edition of Milinda Panha with extracts from Pali commentary.
 

CONTENTS


Preface

PART I, RGVIDHANA: A Study

    Introduction
    CHAPTER I: VIDHANA LITERATURE
    • 1. The Brahmanas and the Vedangas
      2. The Vedangas
      3. The Anukramanis and the Vidhanas
      4. The Vidhanas
      5. Commentaries on the Vidhanas
      6. Parallel or abridged versions of the Vidhanas and other late Compendia
      7. The Contents
      8. The Date
  • CHAPTER II: CONTRIBUTION OF THE RGVIDHANA TO THE RITUAL LITERATURE AND MYTHOLOGY
    • 1. Analysis of the Contents
      2. Analysis of the Subject-matter
      3. Mythology
  • CHAPTER III: LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION OF THE RGVIDHANA
    • 1. Phonology
      2. Euphonic Combination
      3. Morphology
      4. Syntax
      5. Vocabulary
      6. Metre
  • CHAPTER IV: AUTHORSHIP AND DATE
    • 1. Saunaka, the author of Rvidhana and other Works
      2. Date of the Rvidhana
      3. Matrsunu, the commentator of the Rvidh
  • CHAPTER V: THE MATERIALS FOR THE EDITION OF THE TEXT
    • 1. The Manuscripts
      2. Printed Edition or Translation
      3. Relationship of the manuscripts: two recensions
      4. Constitution of the text
      5. Testimonia
      6. Emendations
      7. Rgvidhana and its sources
  • CHAPTER VI: RESUME
    • Appendix A
      Appendix B

PART II, RGVIDHANA: Text and Translation

    Text
    Apparatus Criticus
    Translation & Notes

    Bibliography
    Abbreviations
    Index of verses in Rgvidhana
    Index

Sample Pages





















Post a Comment
 
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Vedic Tantrism (A STUDY OF RGVIDHANA OF SAUNAKA WITH TEXT AND... (Tantra | Books)

Veda Upanishad and Tantra (In Modern Context)
Item Code: NAF106
$10.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Tantra Mantra Yantra: The Tantra Psychology
Item Code: IDK698
$20.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Essence of Tantra
Item Code: NAF105
$7.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Sri Aurobindo on the Tantra
by M.P. Pandit
Paperback (Edition: 2012)
Sri Aurobindo
Item Code: NAG831
$5.00
SOLD
Testimonials
Namaste and many thanks! Lovely collection you have! Tempted to buy so many books!
Revathi, USA
I received my order. Thanks for giving the platform to purchase artifacts of our culture. You guys are doing a great job. Appreciate it and wish you guys the best.
Manju, USA
Fantastic! Thank You for amazing service and fast replies!
Sonia, Sweden
I’ve started receiving many of the books I’ve ordered and every single one of them (thus far) has been fantastic - both the books themselves, and the execution of the shipping. Safe to say I’ll be ordering many more books from your website :)
Hithesh, USA
I have received the book Evolution II.  Thank you so much for all of your assistance in making this book available to me.  You have been so helpful and kind.
Colleen, USA
Thanks Exotic India, I just received a set of two volume books: Brahmasutra Catuhsutri Sankara Bhasyam
I Gede Tunas
You guys are beyond amazing. The books you provide not many places have and I for one am so thankful to have found you.
Lulian, UK
This is my first purchase from Exotic India and its really good to have such store with online buying option. Thanks, looking ahead to purchase many more such exotic product from you.
Probir, UAE
I received the kaftan today via FedEx. Your care in sending the order, packaging and methods, are exquisite. You have dressed my body in comfort and fashion for my constrained quarantine in the several kaftans ordered in the last 6 months. And I gifted my sister with one of the orders. So pleased to have made a connection with you.
EB Cuya FIGG, USA
Thank you for your wonderful service and amazing book selection. We are long time customers and have never been disappointed by your great store. Thank you and we will continue to shop at your store
Michael, USA
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2021 © Exotic India