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Iconography of 108 Lokesvaras

Min Bahadur Shakya (Author)

The present monograph is the continuation of the small work published in 1979 by Young Men’s Buddhist Association (YMBA) on the occasion of Lumbini year. At that time only line drawings of 108 forms of Lokesvaras are given in the booklet called Icons of 108 Lokesvaras. Those line drawings were replicas of the pictures drawn by the late Mr. Siddhimuni Shakya, displated at Janabaha in Kathmandu.

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About the author

Min Bahadur Shakya

Min Bahadur Shakya is a scholar of Newer and Tibetan Buddhism. Among his major publications are “A short history of buddhism in Nepal, 1984; and 1986; Introduction to Buddhist Monasteries of Kathmandu valley, 1986, “iconography of Nepalese Buddhism, 1994;” Nepalese Princess bhrikuti devi, 1997; boudhanath Stupa 1987; sacred art of Nepal, 2000.

His monumental recent works ‘Svayambhu Mahacaitya: A self-arisen caitya “and” Ksemendra’s Avadanakalpalata” were published in the year 2005. his forth coming publication on life of Great Buddhist Architect Arniko based on Chinese sources is waiting for publication. He was elected vice President of World Fellowship of Buddhist Youth (WFBY), for the years 1984-1988. he was appointed as Research Associate in Fo Kuang Shan Chinese Buddhist Research Academy (1989-1990), Kaoshiung. Taiwan in 1990, he was granted a SAARC Fellowship in Buddhist Studies by Ministry of Forign Affairs, Bhutan.

He is the Director of Nagarjuna Institute of Exact Methods, Chakupat, Lalitpur, since its establishment in 1988. From 200-2007, he was a visiting lecturer of Buddhist Philosophy and religion in the central Development of Buddhist Studies, Trbhuvan University, Kathmandu. Currently he is project in charge of Sanskrit Buddhist canon Input Project and Rare Buddhist Manuscript Projects sponsored by University of the West, Los Angeles, USA and Buddhist Nuns Education Project sponsored by Peabody Museum. Harvard University, USA. Since 1986, he is teaching Mathematics in Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk Campus, At present he is Associate Professor in department of Engineering mathematics, Pulchowk, Campus.

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Title Iconography of 108 Lokesvaras
Format Softcover
Date published: 15.09.2011
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789937231251
length xli+149p., 26p. of Plates; Col. Illustrations; Bibliography; Index; 22cm.