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Tantric Hedonism of Mahanadi Valley (Uddiyana Pitha)

 
Jitamitra Prasad Singh Deo (Author)
Synopsis Man has the quality to plunge, dive and strike to the inner moods through Tantric Yoga for self-realization. Tantra is a parallel cultivation of the Vedic wisdom through which India reached its topmost zenith. Based on the dual conception of creation, with the participation of “Siva” and “Sakti”, the germinator and the nurturer respectively, tantra is a highly complex system of philosophical thought. The Vedic rsis discovered the yoga of sexual transformation to raise the kundalini which symbolizes woman as a medium of sacrifice and the copulation as an act of sacrifice. In the present book, the yogic development in the Mahanadi Valley which evolved erotic mysticism has been dealt with. Based on intensive research in the field area and studying a range of archaeological findings and comparing them with historical details, the work examines the evolution of Tantric Cults, particularly the Lajja Gauri Cult in the valley, and interprets in depth the composite yogic-tantric figures and symbols that are said to depict all hatha yogic features. With numerous pictures, maps and other illustrations, it emphasizes on the art and architectural expressions of tantric belief in the region. Furthermore, the concept of sex to super-consciousness has been described with details of intuitive knowledge. The detailed description of the erogenous zones of female during different moon days and the sixty-four sexual poses (bandhas) comprised in the appendix are highly informative. The volume will be extremely useful to scholars of Indian religion, philosophy and art and informative to others keen on knowing about tantra.
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About the author

Jitamitra Prasad Singh Deo

J.P. Singh Deo (born 29th August 1946), is an individual field archaeologist, Khariar. He is credited with the discovery of pre-historic rock shelter paintings of Yogimath Donger & Ghatghumar, Copper plates, gold coins of sarabhapuriya dynasty, clay & stone Seals of Panduvamsi dynasty, Kalachuri coins, terra-cottas, beads, sculptures of many types and palm-leave manuscripts. With the presentation of his findings, “Khariar Branch Museum”, was opened by Govt. of Orissa in 1976. His few archaeological findings are presented to “Dr. N.K. Sahu Museum”, of Sambalpur University and Orissa State Museum. He is life Member of Institute of Historical Studies. Calcutta, Orissa History Congress, Red Cross Society and Utkal Sahitya Samaj. President of “Khariar Sahitya Samiti”, which has already celebrated its Cultural Profile of South Kosala, “Origin of Jagannath Deity”, “Tantric Art of Orissa”, “Character Assasination in Modern History of Orissa”, and has contributed to different research Journals, Bulletins, Periodicals, Magazines, Papers and edited Books. Receiver of “Ekamra Saman”, 2002 and has been facilitated by many Organisations.

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Bibliographic information

Title Tantric Hedonism of Mahanadi Valley (Uddiyana Pitha)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher D K Printworld
Language: English
isbn 8124602697
length xviii+290p., Figures; Plates; Appendix; Glossary; Bibliography; Index; 26cm.