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A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja – Critical Edition (2019)

in: Beyond Boundaries

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Abstract

A hitherto unpublished scripture of Buddhist dharani literature, the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja has been recently discovered in five Nepalese manuscripts. This rare Sanskrit text from around the fifth century focuses on the ritual practice of thaumaturgic weather control for successful agriculture by the vidyadhara spell-master, linking the incantation tradition to the economic power of the Nepalese Buddhist community.

Keywords

Nepal, Indology, Incantation, Sanskrit

Languages

English

Publisher

De Gruyter

ISBN

9783110621051, 9783110617658, 9783110620498

Pages

145

DOI

10.1515/9783110621051

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