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Five Hundred Buddhist Deities

 
Musashi Tachikawa (Author) Masahide Mori (Author) Shinobu Yamaguchi (Author)
Synopsis The book: Five Hundred Buddhist Deities is intended to present a reproduction of Five Hundred Deities of Narthang in an enlarged size. Here in this book each square of a folio is separated and enlarged together with the mantra of each deity. In the fifteenth regnal year of the Manchu Emperor Chia ch'ing, i.e., in 1810, the Imperial Treasurer Blo bzang dkon mchog and others requested the Fourth Panchen Lama to initiate them into the great Mandala of the First Buddha by giving the four kinds of Tantric consecration rites. On this occasion the Fourth Panchen Lama used the book named Rin Ihan as the basic text for those rites. He was further requested to publish the wooden prints of the images of the deities described in the text. This enlarged edition of Five Hundred Deities of Narthan is based mostly upon the set of prints preserved at the Indian Institute, the University of Hamburg and partially upon the set kept at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharmshala. Recently, interest in Buddhist iconography has been increasing remarkably. This book will furnish high quality of materials for the study of Buddhist iconography.
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About the authors

Musashi Tachikawa

Musashi Tachikawa is professor at the National Museum of Ethnology in Osaka, Japan, (Ph.D., Harvard University (1975); D. Litt., Nagoya University (1970-92). His publications include the Structure of the World of Udayana's Realism (Reidel, 1980), Fiver Hundred Buddhist Deities (Adroit, 2000), Three Hundred Sixty Buddhist Deities (Adro, 2001).

Masahide Mori

Masahide Mori (Ph.D., London University [1997]) is Associate Professor in Buddhist Studies at the University of Koyasan, Japan. His publications includes The Devimahatmya Paintings Preserved at the National Archives, Kathmandu (The Centre for East Asian Cultural Studies for UNESCO, 1995).

Shinobu Yamaguchi

Shinobu Yamaguchi (Ph.D., Nagoya University [1995]) is Associate Professor at Chukyo Women University, Aichi. Her publications include “khri-brtan nor-bu-rtse Bon monastery in Kathmandu,” new Horizons in Bon Studies, Senri Ethnological Reports 15 (National Museum of Ethnology).

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Bibliographic information

Title Five Hundred Buddhist Deities
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2000
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Adroit Publishers
Language: English
isbn 8187392110
length 565p., Tables; Figures; Index; 26cm.