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The Earliest Mandala of Subhakarasimha (637-735 CE)

Lokesh Chandra (Author) Sata-Pitaka Series

This volume illustrates the scroll of Rtasamhara. It is the earliest known iconography of the Vajradhatu-mandala, probably drawn by Subhakara (637-735) himself. It bears his signatures at the end: the only signature of a master of Nalanda. He was an expert sculptor of images. It illustrates every deity in sambhoga-kaya, consort, dharmakaya and nirmanakaya form. The four forms have been placed a...

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About the author

Lokesh Chandra

Prof. Lokesh Chandra is a renowned scholar of Tibetan, Mongolian and Sino-Japanese Buddhism. He has to his credit over 400 works and text editions. Among them are classics like his Tibetan-Sanskrit Dictionary, Materials for a History of Tibetan Literature, Buddhist Iconography of Tibet, and the present Dictionary of Buddhist Art in about 20 volumes. Prof. Lokesh Chandra was nominated by the President of the Republic of India to the Parliament in 1974-80 and again in 1980-86. He has been a Vice-President of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, and Chairman of the Indian Council of Historical Research. Presently he is Director, International Academy of Indian Culture.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Earliest Mandala of Subhakarasimha (637-735 CE)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 17.09.2021
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Aditya Prakashan
Language: English
isbn 8195096115, 9788195096114
length 119p., 84 Black and White Illustrations, Index; 29cm.