Overview for Sri Chakra
There is hardly a Hindu devotee, who has not heard of Sri-chakra, seen one or held it is reverence. Despite this popularity, however, few are acquainted with details of this diagram or its symbolism, and fewer still with the philosophical foundations of its worship. There is a wide-spread interest in the subject, but no book had appeared till now to deal with it comprehensively. Here is book of this description, writtenby a well-known scholar and author, drawing the material from original and mostly unpublished sources. The cult of Sri chakra has been explained here in a lucid manner, dealing with the diagrammatic symbolism, methods of preparation and varieties of the yantra, the details of the panchadasi and shodashi mantras and their philosophical import, and the cultic ideology (tantra). The book is profusely illustrated by line-drawings from the authorâ€™s pen, taken from manuscript material that is in his possession. Original sources have been reproduced wherever they are indicated. This is the first book of its kind in the field of Tantra. It is at once philosophical, psychological and esoteric in approach. It is meant for the layman and the scholar alike.
S K Ramachandra Rao (Author)
Vidyalankara, Sastra-Chudamini, Sangita- Kalaratna, Professor Saligrama Krishna Ranachandra Rao, is a well-Known scholar who combines traditional learning with modern research. Well versed in Sanskrit, Pali, Ardhmagadhi and several modern Indian languages and acquainted with Tibetan and some European languages, he has written extensively on Vedanta, Buddism, Janism, Indian Culture, Art and Literature. He has written more than Sixty Books in Kannada, a Play in Sanskrit, and a Pali Commentary on a Buddhist classic. Among his numerous English Publications are three Vols. Of Encyclopaedia of Indian Iconography, Tibetan Tantrik Tradition and Tibetan Meditation, Consciousness in Advaita, and a series of Six Books on Indian Temples Origins of Indian thought.