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1conograplty of Sri Vidyarnava Tantra'"' (1 94 4) by Dr S. Srikanta. Sastri
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rrote this
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.L~mba
in, fhe reign of
on c learly ... -,.. e
o
Deva.
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It gives a curi e ~ c n t of the fou ndation of the cit y of \ 1id) as
aera . 'S 'ri S'aml{ara· iple Lak~mal.\a Desil{a a dop ed sat1n y asa
:- ; ~ o . _ a ge and ca . o th e: c ity of P rat1" ha D e \-a.. The k i·o g
o ce received fro m ro - ~ t11erchants costly cloth s ~.~ ich h e ga,-~e
o L alrsmana,
L .: ana offered then1 to tbe
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as an
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honta ktJnda
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insul to him . P ra"". -a D'e va. ,o n t ~ e pretext 1 ja
th em bac \Vi t
. -::- -·: - ,a sk,ed Laksmana
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r t, e
Lak~mal)a beca[ne a - - ~ - praised the D~e\· i ob:a.i ~
es troyed,l
cl o~ ths at1d curse .. c. "-= - g sayi11g that h is c '" -.
to,vards
and that he \Vo u i
~ th ont prog en ., .
_- and at 1a5·
Dak~il).apatha, an . • - ·ing· in remorse :
'"o uld ha\~ e a
L aksmana
aid that tl1oc- · t e
. .. .rele.n ted
son, he was not des i e to see the o ~ ,~ ce. _ - e~ o me time [he
ki ng died a nd a po_ - mons son 'va_ bor .
e aut hor of t his
V~oJork \ Vas the re.g~nt
uring the ~ · . · ori } r o'"" t e son \vho was
amed Amba., a11d cons trtlct ed. S:' r ~ :dyana a on t h e p lan o f t } e
~.-e
r
l.
2.
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Published by the Govei nment of Ka h - ir , VoL
/!11dian C ttltu.re i July. 1939~ p. 101.
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1932 . \ ' ol. II . 1937 .
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S'.r.i cakra_. ~ t ' ere . e~ of A tn ba 1vho '\as era' . - f"d by Vidyaral)ya ,
con1posed his work after · ·estig.a ting all
tantras, tl1e yama as and the :o tn a tas. (Ch. l . ' . - ·95).
iven thus ..
,his VidyaraJ:ty
T he G1trujJri ra1npa r a
\ idyaraJ.lya hin1se
r ,or
"'-'
a . a, 'anandana, B hr
Kapila, Atri, Vasi~th·a,
... ,
Vamadeva, Na.rada~, G ... ·: a, S'aunaka,
·ra..:a,. Kal)' a
K au sika, P ar a "ara,
~ e.::la
-y asa,
B
IsanaJ
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Parama -
1\.apardi
ara
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Ka · - -
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1rda" Har~a
G a nga, ,--ra
_ u ·a, Di,·ika ra, Cakrad har
thelia,, Catu·r bbuja, "'~nanda Bba.i rava, Dhira, ~G a
P ara8ara, Satya·n idh i., R·a n1acat1dra an d S' arilliara.
S'amkara ( 14 disciples)
l
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lonks ~ )
girval!a
Par· pa vaka
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Irvana
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G irdbana
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--= - -~airvana
.
Cidananda
,. I
S 1vottama
(9) :) Grhastha disciples :I
( 1) ..... ndara, (2) Visnu Sarma . .
. . (5) Tri \-i kraM :
l~ ~ m al).a, ( t
) _I a : · -ar: una,
.. Vi ndhy a a
atha)
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Pragalbha
I
,
idyaraDya ,
,
(6} Srid a ra.
(Gauda
a d
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Mith ila and
i) Kapard i, (8) Ke: ·a: (9 ) D!
(Benares a nd
_o
ra
Ayodh ya)
Bangala)
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This ~ork says that S'amkara wrote Prapanca Sara and Padma.·
pada \\'TOte a coq~mentary on i . Before identifying this \ 1idytiran.ya,.
the broad limits of his date can ·b e indicated. It has·been pointed out
th at \/'idya~ ranya
. quotes .fr~om S~ ima S'ambhu's Kriyaka~9akramava.li
(1073 A.D.) and .-\b~hitta,+a's Tantraloka (1 07·~ ~\~D.)~ . There are
also quotations from Goral{~a San1hita and Hat1hay~ga Pradipika
~of Svatmarama, assigned by 1\Ir. GoQ.e 3 to C . 1 350~ A.D. Ha~hayoga
Pradip~ika mentions t 1e ~ath·as ·a long \vith Allan1a, the contempo·
rary of Basava. lBioa S'iva is also referred to. H e is perhaps
identical 'vith !~ana S 'i vAcarya of Bhik~·amatha at Daval~ke:.p~ura, i11
t he reign of Kr~l)a Deva R·aya. who ·ma~de a grant in S' ~· 1442
Bahu '-Lan:ra t 5_0 ..\fDj) 4• Though this work djffers from
Saundary·al a ar: -.. .--kbya of Lal\~n1 idhara i n im_port.ant respects,
.
on '\"' . I I : caturbh il. _. . ,.- : - ~ t :,J .- ) of Sa u ndar~ a lahari, bot 1.-: Lak~n1id hara a
\ idyara1;1ya C . - . _ . : _ ~ a ': e n1or~e or less ::..... . . 1e
commen ary. Ivloreove.r in tbi ~
a:-atri
differs in important points fro.m S&yana s co-.::._..:;. : · on t
same.
Therefore this work can tentatively be pl-ced af er Lak; : hara
(1520 i.~.D and before 1720 A.D. as a manuscript o f · .e
ork is
dated Sam.\·at 17S2, .S 'raval).a ( 1 72~6 A. D.).
,.
. 1nong the works quoted jn V id yar-.;tava Tan ra ... ~ ) Saradii
Tilaka by Lal(smal)a D,esika evidently t he ~ - ~e Lak~mal)a
me11tioned by Vidy~r~ a. The work is assig e . . . · - -'[ _ e.n th century
and a commentary o it, Padarthiidar'·(, 'va.s :. m
ed by Raghava
B hatt& !n I 493 ~\.C. (2) S'i-ddh ~rth a
. ~ ~ · a is earlier than
HemAdri,s Catun· rga Cittlama1Ji, l . ~ -- ra11za San1hita and
(4) Sat1z,, o~: !
T ,.,ttra are both ~e - -er than Purnananda
•
(1577 A.D~.j.
. K. Gode place5 : ~a4altvaya Jialtarat1ltl
and (6) M ~al1a I· _. .. };oha1la 1'ant ra :_~- -e 1498 A.D.s.
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The nati ,~e
~ ce
of the author
perhaps be guessed fro
the \"e-rn-a ctt1at eq ~ - ents to Sans~ ... ames of trees and substances
mentioned by him.. . ~crn in1'and.a is c_ ~ed Agatha in 1adhyaaesa;
Kasmiri is Khamb, _-ri . Ro,h ini\·rk
s the 'vell-kno\vn in \ 7ind -va
region (Ch. 25). Vi~ .~rk~a is Koci , Sle~•nantaka is calle,d Laso~- ·Kanyr-kubja bha~a ( ~ 369). E\~i 'e tly the a·u tbor was a native f
~
3.
4,
5.
.
1~
H. Q, J une. 1940. P• 313. (1350-l5SO A .. D.)~ .
I ; .a na S'i v~ of Gttrz' Paddhati is placed b y some in tb,e llth century ~
Annals , Bb. Or~ Inst. 1938 .PP· 184·187.
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_ ortbern India probabl
natural to e~pec
near Kanuja, as otherw ise it wolt1d be
om VidrAral}.ya of Vijayanagara 1\annaQa
equi \a] en ts.
o doubt there is a perC'i ent tradition that \ idyA . -s a was
a devotee of Bhuvanijs\~.ari of Mampi and a great adept i ,. 'riV"idya
like l1is guru \ ' idylLS' amkara. 1 rot only the city of
~dyana ra but
also the templ e to S.'ri \.id as'amkara at S'r1ngeri ·ere co ..
ed
accor
to S'ricakraprastl.ra 6. \ arious ypes ef ' -ca ~ as are
e
ra ·e.d on the \Vall of the \ rid as'am ·ara temple. Bu hi'ioug o t
or·· er_e is no reference to it nor to Bhtt ane&vari ef Uam i.
e author i. am iliar ' i
the Buddhist pantheon bu tt erse :_
absolutely o re er nee to Ja ina images. Sine~ 1ai n ·
~as
prominent in outh lndja, the author 'vas probab1 _ more in
contact with orth-eastern Buddhism. Buddhism had prac;tically
disappeared from South India in the four eenth century.
in
On the othe.r side of th·e q estion f the. identit_;w of this author
witb "'idyarat:tya, th·e ~uru of Harihara and Bul~ka, "t may be urged
that (l Briawn ha mentioned one DeYa Raya as vulin.g a t Hampi
before H ·a rihara I.' ( ....) iddha Naii jesa io his R~ha ·anka Ciritra
says that Ragfiavanka composed hi: Hariicandra Ka\~ya under
the patronage of Deva Rt~ja of Palnpa. He was .he onten1perary
of Haris\"'ara, Kereya Padma.r asa, -ara itnba. Ba11D.la and F ratapa
Rudra of ilrugal, (Pratipa Rudra II 1 ~9D .. l320).
3) .\nubhiltiS't arfiplcarya criticises the view ~of a \ "'e dlntiu wh o held that the
I~siddhikara ~as an advocate of Ekajivavada. But Anubhiiti S\ arupa. conden1ns hi s view as that of a man who 'vas ig11arant of
both vyavaharika and tatt.v a dr~tis and only interested in he
\vor hip of Tra1pura aud Silagrama, or io uDderstanding the u age
of mantras of 'fraipuramatrka but reall y turning away from Brahma
Vidyl. 9
~6 .
S'astri : BiographJ of Saccidananda S'it-iibifna ~a rsimha
Bhi rati in. Kanna4a. p. 190.
?. .A. Venkata Subba.yya. Kelav'' Kantz~" la Kavigala Jee"'an" Kala
vicar.a. p. 2-61,
8. R. Narasimbacarya.. Karl}lltaka Kavicarite, Vol. III. Introduction, lxvii.
9. Bhandarkat- finstitutt. Siltrer Jubilee Vol ume~ p. 356-7.
N.
s'rikat'tba
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fl~~lij ~~~
.,.,
,....
'JfqefiiTC{
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.
'1~1i~f~M,f.1~1ifT
Sliitif ~~fit: 1rif~~ftrffa:r{qfu II
I s:t.
a siddh i
••
·a-ran. a '
.
Pro· bab~ ly both C:itsulrha an·d Pr.a ty.a l<sv.a rupa were Elcajiva~
vadi.ns. But fher~ is no evi.d ence that they were pr:imarily
interested 1n , 'ri \~id 'a as such and that Ved·anta '\Vas of secondary
importance. Perhaps. this \ idyara'?ya of s·'ri V idyar~avatan t ra is
m,ea.nt , as in th1~ huge 'vork the descriptions of salagrano1 as are gi\~e11
·a nd of collrse Tri p~11ta Sundar[ S'ri' idyi. i_ he 1ain theme.
To,vards the close of this. work there is some .\d a itic expoBition
of salvati on accor.d ing to S'ritantra Rttja (Cb.A3·6 . p. 838) and ·o f
Ni~ka1a
B rah1navidyA. The· da te of Anubhu tis.varupa. i"" ]a er than
J(handanakara
Harsa and earlier than Kalp,a tarukara ..-\malananda..
•·
I ba\ e shown t hat ~\.maliinanda s guru Stikh,ap~rak - ~a was, the
disciple of Citsllkh~a I v.;·ho may be placed in C. 1220 A.D . 10 ·o n
tbe a·u thority of S'ri Kilrm.a m inscriptions. If . nubhutisvarupa
was the c~onten1porary of Citsukha and Sukhaprakasa, he probably
lived in the mid.dl~e of the thirt.eenth century (1220-1284 A.D.). The
author of S'ri. Vi~dyaxl).avatantra may ,have been the older conte·m porary o,f Ant1bbutisvarupa .
~
.
As again st these argurn·e nts it may be ·pointetl out that the
existence of a D~ ,~a RAya at Ham pi befor.e Harihara I and Kampila
Rama has not been proved from any e.p igrapb. .Lt\nd thou.g h ] ha,~e
gone carefully hro gh the S'ri \lidyar.l )avatantra, I have not
succeeded in locati g any passage· 1\rhich mentions t e I~tasiddhikara
as an :Ekajivava.din. Therefore, thi s \ idyara:Q} a can tentatively be
placed in the sixteen
centur)r a in dicated abov e when v·ar1ous
conflict111g traditions about t he foundation of Vjj.ayanagr·a '"ere
prevaleJlt. There ha . . been a V id} ira~ya mentio~ ned as guru o.f
S'ringeri about this time or later.
10. .I. H. Q. June. 1 938~ ·\ Vi·nter1Jitz Jletnorial Volume . P:. 404.
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'T he identity ~of the fan1ous \ Tidyarru;tya known as ' the founder
o f the. En1 p ire of \ l ijaya11ag-ra' \\ ith !vladhav&ca rya a nd h is
relation to \1" idy ~s 'arllkara, l\.r iya:Sakti, i\iadhavaman rrin etc. have
been disc ussed almost th rea bare b y var·i aus scholars. - That
Madha v&carya is Vidyara)J.ya is accepted by Dr. S. !(. lyeng· and
o thers but questioned by . . , r. RL Ra·m a Rao.
\vere I\: ~a ~ ukhas, as i_ c ear f r o,m Hoysala ittscriptions a _ ~
not of h-e Prat}tabhijfia ~. . chool of Kash m ir.
T* ey de~tlite __·
bela · ed to the P&S.upala L ak ul a Sampratia}a a~1d eir \-:, ~ ~5 a e
en .. ~ ely different fro, ~ r Je S akta ~ ' r~ -idya. T herefore Dr. ~!\ .
\~enkatasub~ bayya ~ 'l heo y t La , \~i ya a.g.ya is K riy,l sakti cannot e
accepted. ...lr, ~·
' rik: n:r..: ~a as poi nted o·ut that some of t .. c
earliest inscriptions n1ention the ci ty as Vidyinagra. Th.fs ·i s a so
c·o rroborated by V iroprt.kfia V tzsa1ltot stl·V£J of Abohila (J .0 ~R. J an.
Iar. 1941) "\v h·i ch refers to the city as Vi _yaJ"a.'!ya 1zirnzita p u1·i and
\ "idy ~a n agra U.ll iforntal ly but tO'\\-ards th e end a
\ .. ij ay anaga,_al
Pam pam bik nagari an.d to t he peop e of ""ri V£dya -Ka111t1laana. -r,a pu ~as .
In t he car fes t i \, · aJ~ \ r idya r al)):~a \Vith l1i - disc ' ple -, - rst
I
en ter~ed t he car.
1
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A Bra.h m~a cl. ief of :Pan1baJ,. pupil of a devot ee of 'en '"'ata·
calapati 11arped Sadg·urupadhyaya is called the author of \~aidik a­
caranir1)aya, S'i \·anatal<a, and Veda,nta Sid~dhinta . ~dhikarana
.
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Ratnamalika (usually ascribed to Bh a r-at1 tirtha).
There is also
a reference to Vidys,s' aml~ ara (ali ve?).,
qJ~s~;fRivJ qqr;;rifit ~fl'Qf: I
fil~t=~l;J•~ q:qrWfl ~roCfi~~IRcr
11.
u
For an ~exh au stive discus i n-S. Srikan aya . Pou n ders of V ijay(;(1J.aga,ra .
1938. Heras. Hegin n i1. J5S of Vija:y ;:agara.
. ~ e nk.a!arama.tmyya­
,O rigt:n of Viiayan agar ., R. Subba Rao, K aka NJ'a Sanc:ika.., R. R am a
Rao. I. H. Q. 1'9 32-3. V iJayan.a ga-ra S.ex:cenfe?:JaTJ, V olu11Je. 1936.
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a
ha
o him.
e~ti val of
.Ja \vas a
as properl
Further at
e
111attu Ragha a
efers to Vidy&ta.J}.¥a.
B askara
ot~@~"'~irs"
"~as en~.~
~"~~~~~'if
ilGIToi~ ~lJ;:CI({;:Olilf'B~~q~~
~OC'il~fff.~
. <>
t5eftli• rq:fil !lf~;;r ~ifH'Nf Jr~{OJT~ ~~ er•c::9{
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~~~~ t ~ (Jt
3i"
lt1~{:
~­
The l\1ysore ....,.,_._a:ologicaJ Report_
·dyaran ~ak -~
ete. "\ id_ araJ;l_~
•
e met Sayat;ta a
Benares a
-~-··
e
as K r i yU:Deil·
.,;a..
IO. ~J..IL. &.J
idy&raJJya's
•
There -e
dyas'ar.hltaras- o e --e i
another far ea
~"''""""' ...e the· accessio
A~~D·~ as the
- "ption mention·
'ringeri is da
-5 A .D . Is A o·
395 A.·n. and stil aY"::. . . . T'h er was the fo . ·
in the se~~nteentb o ury. But
dated S' 1308, KrOd ana, Magha,
-
e tatements
e of ' idyatirfha
4
and
c.
1375
pontiff o
· -ara* w as ..
. ·agangi rna. I
- ·ni inscription t6
. ~__ day, J·a nuary 29.
2. M. A, R. 1932. p. 105.
3. Ibid,. f . n, 6.
• E. C. X. Mb. 11.
15. M, E. R, 1929' . 460 ~
Could thi"S be S' ankarananda? [Ed] .
16. M. A, R. 193-4 Nos. 36 and 37.
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. e Suktapa .. i of S'ri \fid~rA . ya .S'ripada~
If this 'vas initia "'on into Sann_~as i t is strange t a•
'vas also
. · Cp. of
the date of the demise of
.~a.r~ya (1386 A.IJ.
1336). 17' Dr. Kr~~a bas listed
-o o~ ing inscript ·o~ s ~. . . . .,. ._. ·ng to
Vidyarra}J.ya.l8
.
.
scr1pt1ons
J
o
e
b
0
•
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I. Kappa 30#
-ran. .. a.
.\.D.
(4; - Agalapura lnscriptiCJn~ (E.C. VI . KopjJa 19) .2 - ·
(5) Paicitnava.bini !J1scription~ Jan. 29, 1386 - .DJI
34 ., os~ 36 and 3 7).
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Cop r plates
K
H
a.. ra ( 133 ,6)~ Be-
.>44
"-~' 'r iogeri
,..0 ? , I~ a . i ..asasan
_4), lnfin1 gran {13 L
CP.
Hosa. CP . ~of 13
e·erence to
CP. ·25 - - - 3 *- A.D,
idyiral).J'a 19 P.
of Vidyaral)ya · ~ ·-.·. . ~
to
J
Ha · ara II.
One Madhava \ id_ i
Brahmins in Kerala
according to
•
o,. ~ III. pt. 1).,
J..: O established t e Haika
"'. .,. ..,.,.. _Iahlit·n ;ya. (J. I. H. l 9.l .
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0 her Vidy&raJ},y as referred o a
Deva R'aya,
Ramacandrapura ma~ba CP.
-·_dyaral}.ya made a gran
. C · -aha BbaraE. C. VIII, Nagar 37).
- yaral}.ya,
..
1'1.
-
Jl
contemporar~·
p. 18). He 'vas proba ~
lbi" . I 3 . .
K snadeva
...
be foun
.R.
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l8~
Ibid. p . 1.
19. M. A. R. 1933. P• 1 _2.
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probable
o the dat
. ~-a being in
· ~~
.
_ e Gurupir
,S o.me other poi
antra
•
0
-as
· .Ira. of
or-
this
-
a - be no _erl. ~. . . . . . . . . ...........
s of · _ erest in this wor -
-rtha who is said to be a disciple of S'amka a
a~ Anandatirtlta,f author of a tantrik work T
·p erhaps quoted i11 Vidyarl).avatantra as Ta ~ a,_- ...atantra an,d
Sarasamgraba.. A Smrtyarthasaratantra is quoted acd if it is the
sam,e as Smrtyarthasara £t can b.e ·a ssigned t o C. 1150-12~00 A.D .
This lvork a - coLLt ait1S s tjo tras .like S'ri Dharmiica.ryats L-a gbu
•
..-a\ agrah Stut] fro-n1 Sm~ti San1graha,
Stav.a , Apar_~araJ De\ i Stotras fran_ . .' ~ aradi·
Bhu-.v anesvar·
· tilaka and Jii- - _
1\ltilad,e vati St ...
by Prtbvidbara,
iddhanatha,
closely the tex,t of "ri VidyatJJ,avatantra
This analysis
-:~ion has be·come neoessary"
A ·c omp.a ra ..
erefore some
- e - dl of the ic - ~~--· pbic details must be reserved. for a future
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..
OCC8.SIOD.
Bhfttalip,i:
crescent ; hands- \·ara, japavali,
~ pumskapala ; t\~lO eyes.
G
-~-eddish; three eyes; crescent: ~,... hands· · e\vels a.nd re.d lotus; left le
"'re ~ -pot ..
"· ~ e of
""'"'·'l:.~~ ....;o;~-~-=
~ -redd i sb ; crescent ; t · ree
..........
Ku?!t#':tlitli .--
20.
h ~te;
Godd_.-=:.-
...'!
1
Bhandarlla
Silver Jub-ilee Vo •
.(Bulletin sf . • - Deccan C-ollege Rr..""~·~.­
Descripti\ e C- - ue
of Manu:. -& :-·
No,. 92.
Tantra - rn samgraha has
t' == ~"":...1io"
.....
•
Al
• G . Harsbe .
IV. no :?),.
e collect io~.
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&iift~f;J~I'f
;pwrftrurq~
--0
s' ri Madh\"..-
it Vadi t&ja ha-s ~vrH e
Tantrasar.aplaka. A.nandat irtha - e tioned as a disciple of
amka:a.
must be different from ft-ladhvauu-:·a. In .Anandava ta pari1~t of S~i a
Bb agavata sampradaya. Vidyanan 4 Tirrba is said to bale fou nded the
Ramacandrapura matba, in the "'agar Taluk lE. C,. VIII. Nagar 69
M. A .. R. 1923.. 1933).
''fhis work must be of
- rya and o
s'
1
_;
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itfVl a Vidya :
Mfda
Vid~i:
\ ragb · 'a-white, w e clothes and
ornaments, crescent ;. four hands- ·~ ·bya, rosary~
..
pot of nectar \ "d) a; three eyes; 0 ..
tes.cent;
Goddess- Ka a ~uta-red; three e_--
Goddess -
rosary, sugar-~~·"" ~91(.. five
and vidya.
~ iko .a - in
a
cresce_
dari .
c0 h t
- eep.
o us, four hands-lotu~
:-----~rl
four han
flower
Mula V idya : God des--
as and abhaya.
B·h irat1: two hands-rosary and book.
Durgi: two han.ds-S'a~kha and cakra
Dvara S'ri : two hands- ~ara and abba.., a;
byt
' 1 iiva s,a nka}pa and
""a)pa}{a-like
o red
embracing.,
o ses.
. .
•___.e -bow and fi e arrows.
K ama:
, .
-•
lotus, three e ..~es, pisa and
1
!I
ank • .
-Kse r:- • ~ : ;.., ~I;;J·ll,oilP
•
s ord a
Ganga:
and abbaya.
o
ds-~·
Va
Va! r'-
Vi$:t1U! on Garut}.a:
cakra, gadi and ~. .~- a.
on re.d lotus o
Brahma : red ca o
ya, pot and Ii
four hands-\\fara
and shield.
on lion, btack, with s
ya.,
---on makara, with pasa an
ear ·o rnam
- a-with snake upavi
'
~e
da~Q.a,~
adi.
Ku.bira'--SlDO e colour, on man,
black red c -o
K~etrapila-ja1& ifb snakes, th_ree e
es, w-h ite
snakes a ku~4,a as,
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Ga1J-«Pati-wh1te, on a mouset four bands-parasu, danta, piBa and
triiula.
l t1d ra-yellow, with vajra · airavata dbva.~a .
•
G !isa-b1ack, naked, pas'a and ank-us'a ~ upper right and Ief
hands, skull filled with arrack in r ight lower, t he
left lo er and touching the De · s yoni ; the De . i
is seated on his left thigh, :t her right hand
placing his 1inga into l1~er yoni and balding a lotus
in her left hand. The tip of t he proboscis also
touc.b ing the yonL
i h dal};<}a, on mahi~a.
Yama-black,
Goddesse·s otz t l1
4.1- a~ cas--.Sarasvati-pure
wl1ite, rosary. book,
abhaya and 'ara.
ahalab.rni--golden, wo lotuses1 ' .a ra and ab a a.
6auri -rosy-red, pi sa, ankusa, 'ara and ab~haya.
Lokadbatri-golden, nati, 16tus, 'ara and abba a.
Vagis ·ari-white, two lotuses, ,~ara, and 1\dars'a.
Mayl-bluet va.ra, ·ankus'a .. pis' a and abhaya"
Durgi-green-grass c-olour, s'al}kha, c.akra, bow
and arrow.
Bbadrakali-black, skull, shield, sword and trident~
Svasti devi-,vbite,, with s'akti, svastikaJ mudrll
and abhaya.
S\ abl-red, with two red lotuses, ~vara and abhaya.
Subhankari -golden-with ears of pad-dy, kal~ti,
s'Ariiga and hll)a.
Prii·TJaSiikti--.on red lotus, red, three eyes, six hands-~'a, aokus'a
sugar-cane bow and flower-arrows .
•
Matrka.. Kuta. ~- arada wjtb five. faces of pearl, lightning cloud,
ery al and jape. colours, three e .. es each, white
bod_?, ten arms witb lotus, disc, pis'a, deer,
book, ~at\}am&la, *a.nHa, w·hite skull, dara (vara)
and nectar-po~ t.
S'rrkaf!~ha-as. ardhanaris'vara. tbr~ee eyes, four hands- rosary,
{»s'a~
ankus'a, aod ara..
Vif7!·u-with left half of body as Lak~mi, eight bands-lotus, mace,
oonch, cl.is,c~us, vid}~A, lotus,. mirror a·n d pot.
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Lakpni-four elephants pouring -.; 1 n nectar-pot. . , four handsrosary, two lo ses and ·book.,
S' akti" -crescen , three eyest o
lotus, our hands- ro5a11 , pi\Sa,
ankus'a and book.
Kantd~ tt'«ri-three eyes, crescent, ro~ary, sugar-cane bo~·
o~ver
arro\>vs and idya~
Samtno.h i11i-th,ree eyes, crescent, eight hands-ro..sary·, sugar~ca e
bo\v, pa'"" 'a t \VO lott1ses, an 1< us' a, arro\v and book.
11'
a
-trkas-Bafa _am pu·t ita 0 - th ree eyec: four ha ds-pas'a .
anku ':a , bolJk and ra ary ron1 r·g t-up . r.
Para0 -white, th:ree eyes. ere cent ri mudt6 an~d book.
S'', ; V£d,~a 0 - r~e d, t ree e ·es on lo us, pAs'.a, a.nltus'a, ik~ d
and arrows.
1
Hamsa 0 -lightning colour, as ardh.a nari, fhree eyes, crescent;. pis' a,
abhaya, vara .a n·d pa·r as'u.
Pa~amah.amsa 0 -pure \Vh ite, three eyes, four han.ds-vidya, rosaiJ'
kalas'a and mudra.
Ka ca v .a rga-born from A-Brahnla. Go1den \\"it) ros ry lotus, .
abhaya and knJ;lt"jika.
fa ta 'fJ'arga
born from ~U-\ i§J}.u~blne, abhaya1 'ai;tkha, cakra
and vara.
1
Pa .:va 'Varga-born from Bindu-S i\"a, reddisb-abhaya, s'ula,
kapil a. and t-rar.a.
~a
vargtJ-bom from Bindu-S'i·va, ab,haya, deer, tanka and \ ara.
1
Tarotth.akala-born of SadAS i\.a, four hands with r osary, book a11d
t\'\·o kapi]as
1
a
~arabha-eight feet, golden wing·s and body and beak, three eye~,
blue hair, c.r escent on head an·d vajrinkura.
Palr~pati-ftve faces~ itb thre~ e} es each, beard ·like flan1es~ can.ine~,
ten arms - fron1 r ight upper - · s'\vord, arro,vs,
rosary, s'akti and paras'u; left- shield, bo\V,
ktu~u}.ika1 trident, br.a hma dal).~a, nagabharaJfa an.d
~vhite body.
Dal<~ilJ.O.murti-under a ,.~ta
tree.
frtyumja~·a.---\vhjte, crescent, three eyes, four armsright up-jiiana mudra ; ]o,ver-rosary, left uppis'a; lower-v6da.
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It
Godde_sses- B lLl a -tht ee eyes k ul),~a1as, pearl neckla ce a nd
je,vels; left hands- pu taka and abhaya ~ righ trosn.ry and \· ara.
T ripura B. aira' 'i -re:d cJo es. _ree eye.s t crescen
mul}d~s of S'i va, Brahma 2 ..
\" ·~l}.u as garland
pearl-rosa ry, bo~ok, vara an a a~
c a·ra y n.-pn 'n a nd a.n'k us' n _..apil ~ in ef. hands.
right-, a ra., abhaya, ? ; on sim ,J&sana ...
l{:a tnes' v·.ari-crescent, three. eyes, red clothes o
s' a va simbasana , nltiJ).gamiila, ten han.ds-tris'ula,
~an1ar11, ,:vord, shield, pinaka, arrow~., pa.s'a,
a nkus'a, book and rosary.
Bhu ' anes\ a ri - four hands, tnt1J.lcjamal a~ pre tas.ana,
pas'a, ankus' a vara and a bbava . ( -o
eft ttp to
1eft 10\\ er _; rig~~ ,_ ______.a -u :::'
d
· rg pas'a and ' rara)
Bauddha. Godde ses : . . -Padmavati-on a lotus, thr e eye and two
ha nds with lott1ses.
Ugra Tara -o~11 a 'vl1ite lotu , snak.e ornaments, four
hands-Kartrt ~ \vord, ~ku1l and bltte lotus.
Ekaja~a--one jatJt, tongue ll~tn.ging- do' n, cloth ed
in :aer sl{in t par .a of \\ l1ite bones on head an.d
Ak?Qbhya on s ~aYa.
M' tangi~blac]{ or ye1low, t\VO hands wi th s'uka an~d
,s 'aril,a .
S uJn1tkhi or Sy auz a~ newly ~ matured, blue clothed,
with toddy-pot and viJ.la, conch e.a r-ornaments.
Ca1~daJ1fiiic&1tgi
ui-b~ la.ck d ress t pearl neck1ace, conch
..
ear o rnaments
" 'i th vina.
"
Giinapatya im ges-Ekak~a1·a 0 --R.ed, crescent, th ree eyes1 serpen t
or ~ament,. danta~ v.ara and bijapura in trunk.
1
Alalrlf : -three eyes, with s akti holding a 1ot us, ten
hands--disctls., s'a~ha; tri s'ikh a , pas'a, sugar ..
cane bow , ted lotu , mace, padd_, bijapura., da.n ta
a nd pot in the trunk ..
K~£p ,~a 0 ·--three eJ·es, crescenr, four hatl.ds with pas'a,
an kus'a, madbu'lLapala and a nother in tl1e ~loni of
~a~*h i \v ho holds lotus and goJde11 pot in trunk.
~~ikfn
7
T
f.
-
.
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l'akrafttfl4a c - with pas' a, ankus'a, vara and
abhaya on lotus(?).
Lak~tni Gaffesa-ye11ow clothes, on a lo us, thr ee
eyes, ern braced by Lak~mi on left side b)' her right
arm,, the Jeft hand holding lotus ; four hand~ \Vith
cakra_, s'al)kha, d~nta, abha}'a and golden pot in
trunk .
Hiramba 0 -fi \ e_elephant hea~ds of pear1:. lightn ·n
cloud, amrta ghsr Qi colot1rs, crescent, seated o
lion, ten arms-tris''uJa, ankus'a, ro_ar_ mudga,r a
skull, ~anka, 1110daka danta, a bbaya and d na.
Viri o and s'akti 0 as K~ipra 0 •
Panca Vaktra S'it,a- eated on lotus, vyaghTa carma, th~ee el es,
four bands, with paras' u, deer, vara and abh,aya.
Vaz~~7?at'a
Images :-,
Vasudeva
Samkarsa.n a
r
1
Kes'ava
Ma.dhava
(Puru~ottama 1)
A.ceortling to
v"isnu
..
I adhusudatla
v'imana
a
Ha~asit·~a
niruddha
•
Goviuda
arayav.a
PradJ umna
S'ridha·r a
Hrsikes'a
• •
Padmanibha
Damodara
Paticarat1Aa :-
Kiiav,a -rigbt lower -lotus, upper- s'a\}kha ~ left upmace ; lo~ v;~er-discus.
Nariiya11a· above reversed fro1n lo ~ler to up,p er.
•
M'a dhat'a-left lower-lotus; upper--s'a~.ha; right uppermace and lower-cakra.
Go~ vinda-right 1o\ver-cakra ;, upper-mace; )left up-lotus
and 1o,w er-s'a:J}kha"
Vi~u;-rigbt
up-lotus;, lo~ wer mace; left up-s''al}.kh,a aud
lower-discus.
fadiJusudafla-right up-s'al}.kha; lower-cakra; left up~
lotus and lower rnace.
Vitltana- Right up-mace ; lo« er~ lotus ; left up-disc and
lower-conch.
Or--left leg on .Brahma.~c).a i right leg on S'es'a· lower
Balibandhaoa; heigbt of se' en, t&lapramaJ.laS; hands
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left upper-~radn.; lo\ver~lottts; righ t up ca kra and
Jower-s' ankh
a.
•
•
S 'ridlzara-right up-discus _; lower-1otus ;, left up - · gada.;
lower--s 'al).kb:a. On tbe left- Laks:
• m i seated ~or
standin g and holdiug lottts.
Hr~ikl:sa-ri gbt up- discus ; lower-gada ~ lef
pper-~ lotus
and lo'\"\·er- s'ank ha.
Padm~n_abka-rigbt up- lotus ; lower-s'al}kha; left upper disc and lower-"m ace.
Da1uod a r£i - r ig.h t up- s' aiJ.kha; lo\v,er-lo~tus ; le-ft up -mace
a nd 10'\\'er-s,vo~ rd.
All these s . ould be represented \Vith their ~goddesses 'h olding
II
lotus and
vina
. in their
.
hanrl5,~
24 Va.i~11ava n firlis ·a ccord ·ng
Right lo,,·e~.
\ 1-i,sudeva
Kiis'ava
Naraya~! a
·M adhava
Purusottama
•
Adl1ok~aja
Samkarsana
• •
Govinda
Visnu
. "'
Madbu su aDa
At;yuta
U pen·d ra
Prad} umna
T ri \'" ikratna
Vima na
·S'r ~ dhara
Narasimba
janardana
A·n \ruddha
R· ~bt
up .
ma.ce
lotus
conch
mace
di sc
lotus
mace
disc
mace
d. ~c
mace
conch
disc
con ch
conch
disc
disc
lottts
mace
conch
mace
1o us
conch
lotus
mace
conch
IGtus
mace
conch
lotus
disc
lotus
di sc
mace
disc
disc
lotus
disc
mace
P'a dmanabha
conch
isc
lotus
Damodara
lotus
disc
H ari
K·..:sna
., .
conch
conch
disc
mace
H rsikes'a
• •
21.
f o, Si ddhfi rtha
Sattthita . 2 1
Left np.
di c
d: c
mace
coneh
con<:·h
conch
lotus
lo us
conch
lotlls
disc
disc
Left lo\"er.
otus
m ace
lotus
lotus
mace
djsc
mace
disc
mace
disc
conch
disc
m ace
conch
lotus
lotus
conch
lotus
mace
cench
mace
cot1cb
conch
lotus
conch
mace
disc
mace
lotus
lotus
l.otus
conch
mace
conch
mace
disc
Cf.. J(hare. \l'arieties of~\''i~u lma e. FestscJtrijt P. V . Kan~e. f:L 260.
B. B. Bidyibinod . Varieties cf Vi~ttu Images. M~ni. Ar. S.J. no~. 2.
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ldelztifi.cat£o~n
Salag ratl'l«s-.l~ccording to
wbite for
accomplishme ; b ack for fame ; rrrey destroys
sin ; yello'v for progeD)' ; bltte for ~iches and red for
lcingdom.
of
o"'ours
=
Sl!;·e-of the size. of an &malaka fruit or cover-ed
by both palrns. Too large-destroys o g'evity .
•
Crooked- brings p,o verty. Unmarked - u~ ess,
brol<e "ith bidden cakras, too big· cakras, too o~ en
tnattth, lower mouth to be a ·o; ed in sakamlirca a.
According to Rekhas--accor·d ing to Brabma : -
- asudtl. a-Cakra onl} in mouth, not inside, white.
Pradj'tl1n t a-re o'\v," i 1 smal1 cakra in mo11th and man bo es.
A1~i1·uddha-blue and tl\~o relrhas ·o n ba.c k--1ike lotus.
.Kes.avtt-blue, two rekhas; rectangt1lar.
Na:rayan.a-bla·c k and two rekhas above.
,..
Ha1·i~long rekha, wid·e ho.~e to f.i ht and mouth abo\ e~
Pnran18~thi-wllite, t"\\ D , -kh.as lik-e lotus and cakra.
l 'i-fl!u -lik,e bilva fruit hole at the back·t big and black.
Narasintha (on]y for brahn1acari n , r-el<ha over 11outh ,a nd in the
middle~ kapjla colo.u r or '\Vith three or five spots in
lo\ver port i~on.
1
Varaha-bigt witl1out or many ( ·ir-ekha) rekha
and
indr.ani a
colour.
Matsya- long, golden colour and three hindus.
Kurma-higbi round rekha at bottom, katlstubh a aud cakra
r.ekhas; greenish.
Haya.g riva-,vith five rekhas like ankusas" blue and many
bindtts.
According. to Padnza : - arczs·i JJlha-long face and rekbas
like mane.
ll araha-shape of boar with cakra rekha.
H a · tgri-oa-horse faced, long re ·has like rosary on top or like
lotus.
Va ·ku~ ~ ha-blue, with one cakra1 rekha over mouth, like flag.
Vrid1tara.-shaped like kadamba flo,ver, five rekbas like
vanamlla.
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Va1natra~round,
many marks, col·elur like atasi Rower an~d
spots. Or short, ]eft with g·a da and~ ((a.kra n1arks
and r i bt rek·has.
lftlorsana- di sc t• ke rekha.
Diimoda·ra-big
ith yello\v line at tr1outb anri cakra in mid,dle;
or two cakras lower and upper sides, no too long,
- itb one central lin e ; or big -th small hole and
cakra in centre.
AJ&aJr.ta-o·f many colours, with mark of serpent hood.
'vith many cakras
an~d
rnarl{s.
P tl ru,ottama-mouths on a11 sid·e s and
Yogis ara-nr;,.,att: .:ik,hare littgatn
bha,va~:n
Tasya
Or
top~ also.
salagram.a
S(ltJtt;t.d ..
)10gi't:ar·o nllJn-~a brah~iza h1tt,am
vyapo.h at'i II~ ·
Linga grows from the top of salagr&ma ..
Padmanabha-marks of lotus and parasol ; to be worshipped
(only ?) with tulas'I.
H iraf!:ya-sbap~ ed like the moon and \vhite with -golden lines.
· -i~f!ttP· a·tiiara-ro·w s of lines.
~esa-circular lines .
Gar,«~~two
lo uses co~ nnected \vith long line.
J a,-z,ardantl--\Vith
four c·ak-ras.
Lak""rni-Nariiyana-\vith
four .cakras with vanam&la rekha at
'"
the mouth.
Hr~ik;a~a---crescent shaped.
Lak~mi Nt:-Sit;zha -
b1ack. with two hindus and two Qlkras
to the left.
TriviJ~rama-black
1,vith two. cakras on left ,a nd two on right
and with lotus, J]ak~i~Ava.rta, vanamala rekl)as.
Kr~-four
1ekhas on
four mouths.
sides,
t\:vo cak·ras in centre S:n·d
(S9me say tllat \ · i~nu shou.ld not be \V-orsbipped in the s&la-·
grama-but the authority for tb.is i ~ que~tionable.)
Salagrama
lak~t~as are ~lso described in Miru Tantra .
...
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Lakfnli-on eight petaJed 1
•
s, 4 elephants pouring with
amrta ghatas, 4 ba ds-2 pad·m as, a baya, vara"
Dl4rRii-pitambara, re cent, 2 uppermos-t bands-samkba,
cak·r a 1 2 Ia~ · er-~sword and sbield .~ 2 le- er-arrow
and bo , 2 lower s'ula and tarjani mudra,accordit g to Is'ana S'iva.
Jaya Durga-a~n simha,. left up discus,. right up dara, right
lo 'er sword, )eft lower ruji (tris'u1a). Or from
right up to ri glit lo -e -.
•
illiu.i Dur·n a-ou lion. 3 e ·es, _ands ir:om rig t wer to left
ower-s~ - a, ba~a, sword, ari, dara, mace, bo ,
pas'a, 4 attendant goddesses holding S\vord and
shield.
~
Vitldh:)'avasini·- witlt discus, dara, s\vord, n1ace, arro~r, bo\\",
tris'ikh.a and pac:.'a.
Vatta Dt,:rga-from rig .t up ari, dara, vara, abhaya, 3 ey.es,
sre ated on lotus, 'vith lion.
According to NarayaJ.li);'a :~b1ack, leg on buffalo's bead, on a
lion · cakra, s'amk'ha, sword, shield, arro , bbw, tarjant,
tris'ula in up.per hand,s, .. kul1, r~~ika, musala, kunta.
nandaka, gada, bl1il.l9.iva.la, s'akti in lower bands.
Or-on eight petal lotus, from right lo' er-s'nla, b~a
cakra, s'amkba,s\ ~ard, shield) bo,v" skull.
Ma1zal,a kfnti- 1,000 ot 18 arms; from right lower rosary,
lotus, arro'v, S\vord, musala, mace, eakra, tris'ula,
paras'u, s"arilkha, ghal)ta, paa'a, s'akti, da1.1Q.aJ
carma, bo , cup, kamanQ.a.tu; .s eated on iotus.
~l.ahakali-Black, 10 heads '\Vith. 3 eyes each, 10 arms, 10
legs~sword, arrow, mace, trident, cakra, pas'a,
bhusuJf«Ji, parigha~ bow, skull.
ilf.aha Sarasvati- barn out of the body of Gauri. s.armsarro , n1usala, cakra. trident, s'amkha, plough
(langala), bell, bo~ .
Jatavidase Devi-left han.ds s'amkha, shield, arro
and
abha}ra; right-bo\v, cakra,, cup, vara. Or(?) upper
hands- cakra, S\vord,
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arrO\V1
trident, IOhamu~ti,
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-a-
tDm
3 eyes.
- ra Durga----on a .:
ll owed b :ge
· e 1d. '8 arms
sword ....:w.
sbield. an -
Lava,.,a
~ ~
a t en an
it h
_.;;·"-::11
bo\v, pas',a ,. tar:~.
Jll
Durga~red,
3 eye:; on ved lo s
s'akti, \"ara, abba~ a.
s~nJa..
Ya1natfati- black dress, kapala, pas'a, arilkus'a,
1
amkus'a.~ pas a, s'ula, ka.p Aia.
B .h 'itnii Durgii- Black, cresce.n t,, 3 eyes, ari,. s'arllkha, s'' ula
a d k atvanga in hands.
hair,
'
~
rnaru.
.
ill
An.t tapiir,!a
...
a
·dent.
colour= cr -
dane ..
• :-, left hand
~.,~-.&.&g
'"~orsbip ~
ing _
cu
crescent ,
tri s'iila. Or
canJnes~
at
- bt spoo
' iiNiha3 ~.-=-·
..
· ---..........'"'-~ : _,'""a
-, 3 ~eyes, ~ arm~ ·
. ~, 2 hands binding
· ; he beaten b~y go d
foJded hands.
"'
. r-p a
up m1rror,
ng
Gauri-
~
- 'a,
left ]ower '
~
S'arhk·a ra. . . . . . _-_ -.. ,-- and s'al&ka.
u.ated Sidbya,
a raja, red,
alia, left~a?s
throat
~
r
amk us ,a,
Iii
Padmavati~n
-· __ . . , 3 eyes, ho_ ]3'iflhi:J--on lo
red clothec:, .:.
- ,a and am
• k_us a~
pas
Sa, g·o.lden pot,
I
Trtpu.ta..-.-.S'rim, Hrim, Klim.. 9 e ~ ..=, on fatl(o~, 6 hands2 lotuses, p"s'a,
~a, baw, arrow.. Or~ red
colourt 4 hands-- pas·a, aJilk~us'a, bow, arrow.
Nity~ii
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klinnii-red
c~othes.
3
-...1111111:!:,1
crescent, 4 arms-p&s'a,
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...aya; on a
~
,
t
Sammohatta-red
Jot
,
..---., . . . ~. on a lotus .
a lotust 6 a_,.....·ol["'·
left up·al pavall i,
o hands
p&s a, - - sa, sugar
ihana-o -
Tr
Or--flower
- o es, 3 e _es, cresce
s'a, left up .;:Tl).. o e
Vatzh i
mga
t
an-red. red c1othe.s
·tb
'a, aiilku-s'a, sugar-cane
PQmf;ilr.anate flower a:rro'v.
Vlig't'lidini klittna-ars ab6v·e.
S'iva4Gl'i -Red, clothes, 3 eyes,,
arrns---)ef
mace, jewel cup ; ri ht-amkus'a
lotua.
Tt· ritii.,~witl:t peacock crest umbrella a-n
ag made of
peacock feathers
njl. garland, abbaya bast~s.
B yahari-Ieft ca·k ra, righ _"arilkha.
t
hiinili~~3
eyes, on a io
4 arms-rig t:
up
abbaya, lo er
TrailiJkya stambhan--pi am - a crescent, gold tnrone 4
hands, right Ia ?er
udga:ra, right up pAs ' ,. e t
- ·raka.
lower jihvi, lef
Bag,alamukhi~or Brahmastra
..1d_'a; ptti.m bara. o
·s ana, holding 1
ara, and "~ai rij ~
s-'atrupicJ,ana, rig
a. Or-~2 a
and· parvata. Or----o_ otus, crescent
s#a, Io,ver
4 arms left up
· bt hand_
lotus. Or- from
rosary, lotus ; on pane reta.
..
~~»i s~ Kalik~~S'
ked, 4
at
•
•
lo er
lower
"tb
J
M'.&.a<- -
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as ear
ca
.
·-n
ban
of
r se of fila
waiS[-~....................~
oo--
:r- in mid"'"' ..
~skull,
altlf-a-- (accord -n a
•
s
· ·a l.imata)
0
nlga iira~
corpse, right on ]ion-.; ,. hich licks ~
right sword and 2lotuses (? )~ left kartri and ~·~..._.
Guhya KiQi-like
Da.k~iQ.i~
B·hadra Kali- blac:k, black clothes, canine_s·, smiling, nago-pa ·I a~ crescen t, ekaja"ta, on nlgas·'ayya, garland
: : =~
~ 00 hea,d ed Anan ta over·head, snakes
-e- :::-s:r: '""'- Taksaka on left ,,~ris t,.
ear
sT "
.. .... •
!I!
0
.........,...."""-"'.
~
Tara......- curse~
mllllliJal~
car·.
_ands- Ieft
_us. Aksob
. . ·-~ -
~
sku
as
-r
gra
pa ........~~
ill
.~--..
~.,
~
bones
on co
S\VOrd,
hai~
skull ;
b e
1'
abiikaJI, Rujdra)!i, Bba~ -i
ratnari,. Maharittt,
Yoginis of
'
forehead :
Tarii.~ P-··. --- ~ . ba
lot~ 5
artri, riaht.,
-
with
B ima.,
·--..- - ou..----"""!·
_
~mi,,
B
-..
sww~-!~rescent,
one leg
~~ a, sword ; Or o
~ ~ 4 hands
- ·""'_,_·:.-bell,
"·~,........~~ , snake
Jl, cup,
~~..a
uJJ~amaJa, ~
'
11
·va.g~ vadini--c ·
.. _
'I
·ar1, K UJJ ,a
Saras i ~, Ghata ·Sara= -a .. ..~- __
T~r&s~(ac
Asta
•
#
rding
to ...
Antariksa
•
.... _i Sarasvlti.
..
•
_- Tantni)~TArtt,
Ugr'
ahog -, Vajraf - Sarasviti, Kimes' va Bhadra k&li.
'"fara_J.~. . .
3 ~eyes, 2 arrns
...
ed sandals.
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-
rosary.,
--•
-- e1 ow, 4
..
lotu~
S.ar«.syati- wbit~
abbaya,
_
vara.
Bltuva1tisvan- ""
:. escen t 1 .2 a
-
. e
up
aJiL~
_
- ~a , lo,ver abba
_ _.. .,...,.ra: : red clothes,. skull garland, re~
abbaya, var~; a.n a lotus, 3 eyes, c -- - - •
Sam.p atp,r ada 0 -crescent, sku1l garland, 3 ere~ .
left-book, abhaya; rigbt- rosar_
·da 0 2 •
Kaulesil bbairavi,-Bha)a '\ ·dh\amsini, .S x ~
Caitanya Kam- ''l.-ari 0 ,. ·~atkut~ e -- ~­
~danit~ra0 , Rudra B ~~anesvar]o-"'
Caitanyac·- crescent r
skull a·nd. \~ a.ra.
S~kiita 0 -redd i sh, . k
- d, 4 han s-pRSa amkusa,
book, rosar _-.
~
I~~,
~
•
Rudra 0 -crescen 3
sim ~d:I
shield1 pin- -
:
~ .:
garland , red ·c a
es c
~=~.:s-trisfila,
'"a
9amaru,
· b. ook ,
am"ku
· · sa,
-- d,
creso ri!: - - rav·astra, 3 ·e yes ; l _
- ~a ·d ancing ;
W'h ite, five faced
- .
. ·nu,' s·
. .' r 1-gt.
Bh
"'
at
1
- :s~a ~
....__.. . ~... .. a
Annapur~6svari 0 ~
"'tt.tta
~
masta :-Pra.c anda
,~..,. ,;.A
... ..
a\vn head in le ~
hanging •
er ov·tn t hr
-~
by
:::.
blood gushing f
~
Kartri ; skull gar n.a ked f
upavita, feet .o -,e.,.. ,~ ~atuated ~a ~
of 16,
To the left Dak·
.. ~aht-,~a ini- ..= _.ears old,
•
alred:J drinking
e ~i's blood
i g skull
an
artri or s o~d and. kartri. ·
r
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D iimlvaJ:ibr""-"5-~
db·vaja,
o
. . '!"..-""'~-e (or ha ir
dh\~aj
body .
Bhadra
Ka~i'-star- -
- su ken eyes, 'b
hair, weep in.g (smilin·g), blac
with food threatening to ~
- ~.,.
woi1d, 2' bands boldi.ng 2 pasas.
according to K&likA tan tra).
?viah& Ka.}t- 5 faces, 3· eyes each, snake!"ornament, 8
right sak ti, .siiJa, bow, arrow,. left shield, sword,
abhay a~ Su rrounde(l by A~tamatrs (7 +
r - on lion, sk u ll g·a rland, 4 arms~
~~J.c::1..L.l a . (?)~
,
,_
S .m as ana
.
Jvii Am&)i
---·L..Oo·
---;;::r:rr
K amalAks.. ..
1· ·....._.,.-nsar y.
Kakatundi.
.
-
~
~inis-~~
··
·- um&rika-...
-; -andi DevVa~a y~..
1
'ada a
t -)o t'us
-hi te beak.R
i-on n1aJ~f
_.,,t:.i\""kC'- vara, a b a_
1
,~ara,
.-
abbaya,
clothes, 'b lack, res - g
~es and areca nuts.
campaka\··ana, o
--.-db.am6cana.
2 handsred
ife.
~~~_ngi -- i n
necta r
·ipa, ratna
u.:illil~151opa, ratna simh~
-~~
_:a:.~.ot·us; dark
~~~bam ala, crescen t. _..,. ..___.L~
- s with S.'uka,
.. (?); or yello - ~ ......
...,.._with Rati on
.
and Priti on le: . ~ .
£lg
IJ'I!;OIIiilli'~
"
and amklutia ;
wbi e ar dark ;
s- sugar-cane bow,
· ~ . ~ abbaya, '-~ara ; Or-with
flo er arr~ows, g""
Lalcjmi- padma
i nn1udra, book, bow and
arro ~ Or-dar ·. .
mirror, ratna dipaj ·an,
betel creeper,
paraso·t suJia, sarika .e lreJ
cn,p, \ ia;taJ ti.la \T
- Or- 4 hands-piia, arbkus'a,
1
J .....
. ._ . .
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a ~a : r - s _ord, shield.-';--..~ kull ; Or-,~~·a, adlkus'- .otus and pad
Or-gold
cqp, jewel
- ra, abha)''a-.
atangi-on jewelle •
ne blue) '\fit b s' ack dress holding
vini
in h~
on
•
·Jni.
am sa
...
"'"ija_ ~ ~ Par ~a. --Gattri - Gind a ·_
-'
pas
~......,..·,on
simha; 3 eyes, b a ·.
aDds- ri .. _Ja, eakFa, cup.J Kha~vanga
to Aus'anasa Tantra and ~Cya,rana). Or .
1
ruf}-fta and
rlt1J1'}i)a1
4 hands-plo'ttgh~
abhaya.
humra 0 --Grey,. de\ outing pa: '· ~enemy,, ~
. . s ra~-Grey, d·e vouring pa_' ·-enemy, boa
PanGami, Vlrtali.
e, e_a rtb 0
or
,-apna \ ' rt.rahiO-ni.la, o
4- hands-pas'a-. ....,.._ s"a, sword, ·e d.
ari~Red,.
~
~a
binding . . 1
K arf!.,api8.a ci-on c- 1-:.lt...
:.OAI-·
c,anine ~
,
pas a.
~-am iLli;
under a Bada: .
and b~ one garland.
ig stomac , red to _
appears·
short, red ev~es
4 hands- vara, a a_ - - sl,:ulls, on a cor
~r ne, 4 bands
~ap1r esvar·i---white, on golde
abhaya, 2 lotus -:.
~ --red clothes, bla·c k (
s'u.rp·a and marjan- liatri---re4, 4 arms-righ - .. a and ar
and adbodaJ.l<Ja, 3 e_ - dishe e
feathers on h~d, m~..u
o
"wa,
yuhaka pis'a . Or- s'ula, prisa padma
'
i mb&sana, 3 eyes
. . arms- otus,
r.__,..aw
-- s'a1
pis'a, kalas'a (vara 1).
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as
VAl~A.V.A
lMAGES·
,:. .. £irayal)a (?) pitamb.a ra, from. left lo\ver ca kra,
dara, gadl,
1otus- left up. S'ri, Bl1ti and S'aranga. Or.,.p adma,
s'a.lilkha 1 g·ada, ·c akra.
Kes'ava-right lo\ve - lottls, upper s' alilkba,. left lo"rer cakra.
Vlsuda\'a- (white, _atilk·ar~al).a (yeJlow), Pradyumna (back
Aniruddba (blue) ~all w itb pitimbara.• dara, cakra
gad.aJ. padma. N. ara,yaJ!a with Hha.r.ati, S·' r.i, and
Bl)ii--aecording to 1\'l ahakapila Paocaratra, 8 arms,
on Garu.~a,. white-for destroyin.g po ·son , disease
and death.
La .mi _~irayal}a-( according to Rudra ylm$ · -pitam~
bara, lotus, '~ith Lak~tni., 4 arms" V&suda\·a- in
milk ocean) under Kalpa tree, on ratna manca,
w hite} pitambara, 4 bands-left up mace, ri,g bt up
ca kra, right lower--lotus.,. left l~ower-s·'am k· _a.
A~coording to- Hay~ as'ir~a Pan.caratra- right up
·c ak ra, lower lotus, ]eft tl p mace, Iower-s''arbkba .
Lak~m ~ Vasudeva :- white, embracing s ·' ri who ho ds. left
mirror, j ~ewel pot and likhita and kamala. Tbe godlotus, mace, s'amkha., cakra.
Harihara- (as Lak~mi N arayal}.a)- half white, half black,
4 hands-right u p~ ~{i.iia, discQs, ri ht lower
s'' amkba, ab!haya.
Dadhi Vaman a-aoco~rdi ng to S arasatkgraha·- white1 on
\vhite lotus under 'vhite um brella.~ embxaeed 'b S~'ri
and B hu ; 2 hands-left--c up of riee and curd,
right-golden n.e ctar pet.
Yajiies'vara \ amana- white, on lotu~~, 4 arms v r:tb daJJ.rJa,
nee ar ·~pot , c urd~ric_e w ith pickles an~d g old cup.
Bhoga Vamana-as above.
Hayagriva- according to S arasa mgFaha-wbite, o·n white
lotus, horse.faee, 4 hands from ri.g ht lup to rigbt
lower-rosary, lotus, book, abhaya~ ·or-4 arms
~g
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-left up conch, rigb up cakra, ·2 hands ~o·n j'lnu;
hOTse faced ; with the \ edas aroartdVeda-white, ass face~ 2 arms wit b r~osary, abhaya.
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Yajur \ada-yellow,. goat face, z·arms with rosary, Kulis'a,
Sarna, ida-blue,, hor_e face, 2 arms with rosary, K·umbha,
ith rosary,
. . tbarva V~da-wh i e, monkey face, 2 arm
Kumbba.
For poetic abilit ~horse face, on lotus,, 4 hand__ om right
lower to eft upper-lotus, rosary, book and vara.
Varaha .Adi 0 -(S're ta 0 ) 8 arms,, right up cakra, le
up
s'ati1kha, below them in order, rig
. : ·ord,
left., s , ·eld ; rjght, mace _ _ ef
rig ~ . ara,
left abhaya; with Bh- o · dam~~ra. Or-b
emerging from sea, B u on :white d.am~~ra.
Varaba-sea ed mn lotus, black, black face, Bhu o · ap,
4 Hands from left up to right up-s'amkna1 mace,
lotus, cakra; surrounded by Bhu, 'ri Rati and
Ka.nti who hold shield and sword.
Bhudeyi-dark, on lott1s 4 arm -2 lotuse_ add~,.·ear and
s'uka from left up to left lower .
.su.d ar8ana 8 arm r ight up cakra, left up dar , _ lo ermace, lotus, 2 lo\\~er n1usala, bo · . _ lower p&s'a
atld Sfi}l (i.e. amkus'a). Ratbapa·da Hari, with fierce
canines and. cakra mudra.
,
Srikara Vi~1Jlt-from left. lov-·er-mace, lotu-.; upper--s"atilkna,
cakra.
·
9
•
•
· Trailokya Sanltno,h anlt ) Puru~ttama-red,
ands-from
Maha Samm6 l1ana
!left up to left lower-s'alilkha, cakra,
gada, padma
(cf. RipaJ11a1Jtja1ta. Ch I II. . 66 .. 2. 16 arms, ~faces of man
Nara.simha, boar, \Voman; on G·a ru4a-See belo" Kr~JJ.a.
Hr~i.keia-on Garu<Ja,, w·hite, 4- hands-left: up to left lower
s'a.Iilkha, cakra, gada padma!!
Sridhara-in milk oeeau, on lo us, and Garu<Ja. 4 hands-ar.i,
dara, gada, kama a.
toget er (?)-4 hands 1 on garu£}a, ith S'ri and
A c uta
Bhu s'arilkha, cakra. ahhaya, 'ara.
A1 a -ta
Go,inda
rsimha-Ugra.c :-2 hands on jinu, 3 eyes, r ight up cakra
left up s'arllkha, 2 hands (?) holding Daitya,s teeth
and tongue.
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'S ''a nta0 :-wifh Lak~mi o~n left. lap "\vho embraces h~m with
right and holds lotus in left hand~
For sta·m bhana-black c]othes., golden bodlr, s'amkha_, cakra .
F .a r Vas'ya-·sindura colo~ ur,. lotus, mace conch, d iscu~.
For maral}.a-black, 3 e. e"", entrail garland, tearing Daitya's
heart, 4 arms-conch, disc) mace., swo~ rdE
I
For ur;~itana-blu.e, s' atilkha~ cak·r a, mace, lappa daJ;t(Ja4
For a. k .ar~a\)a-with his goddessl cot1ch, dise, s~~~ord; pis'a . .
F ·o r pu~ti~s' abala colour t 3 eyes, conch, "disc, mace, abbaya.
For treasure-\vith Lak.~rni, conch, cakra, mace, n '.dhL
For \?id a-"~hite, pitern1bara, pas'a, atilkus''a in . pper and
conch and shi~eld in lo\ver hands.
with Laksmi, arms-right, discust s or~d
mah~padma, musala; left, conch shield, mace, bow~
La~mi stands. rig·b t,. Tu~~i ot:~ left ..
For e\"ery pt1rpose
For Krura Karma~as Rudra--entrail garlan.d, snake up·a-...·ita,
five fa;ces, with crescents, b.Jue nec.k, 3 eyes in each face,,
10 arms-rosary, mac.e1 lotus,. conch) bow, musala, discus,
s·word,. s'illa, arro,\~ .
For
a,~ erting
disease-16 arms --2 tearing; .2 lifting entrails,
2 s' a.mkha,. cakra: 2 ba~a and cap~a ; Z sword and shiel~d,
2. maoe and lotus,. 2 pas'a and arilkus'a, 2 an the head of
the enemy.
For big
und~ertakings-Right
side·2, cakra and sword,. 2, parasu.,
pasa, 2 ~. hala, tnusala, 2, abhay·a,. amkusa, 2, pra tti ·aJ bhindi ..
ala, 2, Rheta, tomara~ 1. mudgara. - Left side-conch,
sword ~ pas'a, s'ti.la; agni and ara, s'akti, ku{l~ ~ka; bow,
tarjani mudrli· mace, Q.amaru; o~ ne-sarpa ; _ hands on
the enem:s ·s ja u, 2 on head, 2 on feet, 2 u.p-li ted ho1ding
entrails, _ lo ·e1 t~earing== 36 hands.
For ~destroying fear, poison, death and muk.ha.r oga-on Garu9a,
3 eyest pitamba a, 4 han,d s-discu , co ch, abhaya, vara:
Or- re4, 3 eyes, canines, 8
ar . s, from right up-discus,
co·n cb, gu~a, srl).i, Kulis' a, mace and 2 in diralfa mudra ..
For curing fevers-3 eyes, mane 4 hands f~o· m left up to left
lower-conch, disc, s'M0rd, bield.
1
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Lrt1lf1Ni
rsimM-on
S'~ts hood, with serpent hoods over
head, whi te, embra~c ing Lak~m i · 4· han~rls·-dara,
ari, kamala, abhaya from right Jo er to left 1ower.
l"'alii !Nr:simka
for exorcising demons~ fe "ers.
1f on cakr&sana, 4 hands boding 4 cak.Sudarasana Nrsimha l ras; 3 .eyes, open mouth.
"
Sri
R ifma-On padmt.saoa near Sarayu, dark, in --~msana
·w ith jfiana mudra.
Or-on p c:'Pa la ~na,
embraced by Sita, hold·ajana, Lak. a.l}.a
'vitb arro\v sheath · Or-with jat&;
r with
Lak~maJ)a bo .ding parasol; ·O r-seated in p ~paka .
Or~as S'i a with Kaparda,
s'ula
3 e_ es and
crescent ·; wit.h .bow and arrow, or i h Si a oo left,
:L&k~mapa on rightJ o~n pu~paka simhasana, ja!l1
maku~.
Sitii BhagaTJ ati-(?) w ith crescent, 4 arms-pis'a, arbkusaJ
bow,
arr~ow ;
3 eyes,.
n~4alas, 2 hands
H anumant as -R dr:a miirti- bite, with
in aijali in froo t of R lima or S'i ·a, on petal lotus;
wit.h Kaupina, making fierce noi~es like kinkiJa,
bbumbb~ka, etc.
GlfJi!ila-an oga pit\Ja and
petal- red 1- us, Kr~:Q.3.1 with
mayu ra pinch·a , utpala karl)ap - ra, kaustubha,
s'rivatsal pitainbara 1 feet marked itb s\·ast"ka,
etc,. 'h olding ftute, gopis dancing, cows.
SrJ -Kr~a-on ratna simh,a sana, padmasana, jangh.ii.s near kat i,
blu", child adorned \V.ith tiger·clawJ h olding butter
ump, surrounded by gipi, gO~pila and go ! in he
~orning 1Vorship~
idday--blue, ma iira pincha, ratnakw;ttJ&la, pitam·
harat va.nam&la etc ; right hand- e~u, lefts'adlkha and vi tra .
Mtem~on-even.ing or night :-In Dviraka in a
mcm.1apa in m idst o a ta nk, seated on lotus, with
maku~ pitAmbara, 4 arms - dara, ari, gada,
padma, surround~d by 16,000 wives or r~s to
whom he is im-parting insttuctiou.
1
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A.,d vaitartha vica-r ha
..
a t 1Jt(zriipam param tB.jo
m.u1:£varyibh~a trt
I
disa'11 ta1n ,.n ja ntl",a gaurat'al
6
Blila Kr'f?!a·- as in the lap of mother or ·a s dancing ~on the
hoods of Kriliya ; or blue= "---irh vyaghra nakha,
h~o ldi ng in ]eft curds and r igh - rice mi x ~ed, \Vith
milk~
Krf~a~a.s wo~ man, pitambara ~, darl<, 4 hand right up-sphat·i ka
rosary, le.ft up-book and 2 han ds playing on t e
flute which is S'abda Brabma· ~a. ve:t;tu.
rC p ,..
KrslJ.a=S'amkara
in Rvpa manf#at.«\
.
..
Krt~t!a~l ef t
on
hand, go1d rod, rigbt-embra~cing Rt1kmini
•
hie;, la·p~ Rukmini's left hand-lotus.
K . ~a- with S'ik ip.ncha1 left vel}u, right-stick a d pas' a
amon·g cows.
Kr.'lna-on ratna simhlsana in midst of cows; right- stickt
left-s'athkha ;I to his right Rukmil}.i, left Sa.t ya bhama., front, lt1dra and Su.r abbi; Gods po ri ng
amrta fro~ m pots. V i~vaksena and 8 LokapilasKumuda,
Kumud.ak~a,
P ui)Qarika, \""Amana
S'ankukaqia, Sarvan.e tra, Sumukha a . d Supratisthita.
••
...
!1!1
K·,.sna.....,as fi ve y ~ears old-blue,, with Yas'oda. surrounded
by Rukm i~i, SatyA-, .Lak~aiJi, jlmba ~atL
Kr,sf1a-as. Bala ~GopaJa-on a lotus, blue, R urun.akba on
... rill •
-
throat, two hands-butter and payasa.
Krwa~·Under Kalpav"r~k~a, on go~ J d swing, eatin
,a nd payasa.
c·u rd~
left Rukmi~i,
right Satya, lotus, mace, dis cus, conch and 2 hands,
holding a flute near the~ ·m outh.
Kr¥Ja-·On simhi sana, 8 arms-ernbr,acing
Santana
Gopala ~restoring
son to t _ Brlibmaa,a ,
•
4 arms- left up conch~ discus, mace, lotus , pita.m ·b·a ra,, mayura pinch.a · Or-child ~on~ red lotus on
lap: being embraced by the w~ould .. be mother .
(Put-ratvina tYz:b.h avaym muraripum putr,arthini,
dead
k7imifli)4
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J aRatsa:tn. ntolza a
H:r~ In
rnd·a.vana on ratn a simhisanat
eet on left s o -der of Garu4a, arms -from right
up o lower ·n Of,der ---c,a kra s'arhk aJ SJ'Qi, p&s'a,
ftower-ar:ro , sugar-cane bow, lo
mace ,; on left
lap L~ mi embracing him and
ng suga[cane bo in white clothes.
Trailikya tnohat1ac- (as above) But in Rupamm.<Jana C . 111,.
1
60-2 16 arms, right; n1ace, disc, goad arr
cakra : ~ ara; pestle, noose bo
ho -~ hands in oga
a ces.
5
-
a 0 -red, r clothes
o ands from left p to
ef o e - pis"a alilk us'a, sugar-cane bo
arro s.
Pra"aoa 0 -as Hari, on lotus, 4 arms-discus (left o er),
~"atilkha, lotus, mace (right lower).
Kartavir~a-acco~ rding to
UQ.Q.amares'vara
Tantra g alden
garland, re c
es and turban, 500
with
a ows, seated in a c ariot, su~bows, 500
·th swords, s ields, bows and
rounded b er
arrows.
11 varieties : In l&hi~ma~ sporting in the
waters o,f R6v.i ; a -~a in prison ; in Durbar on
ratna simhlsana, - h bow, arrow, armour, s ord,
pa·s 'a etc,. surroun ed by ministers; or in a cba.ri.ot
drawn by 1,000 bor es, surrounded by. tbe army:
Or-on a white elephant; or with 1,000 lot
in
hand.s, or in yliga en a lotus. Or-red cio ed, r ed
eyed, on black elep ant and cal{ra, arro , bo ,
musala, swor d'"
hira, pas'l, prasa, shield,
s'alhkha in each
ndred hands from right up.
SAURA I l.:\GES
- a- on lotus, red, with K~iJajas, 2 lotuses · upper hands,
abhaya and dina · or 2 red latuses ara abhaya,
3 eyes-as female, crescent on bea~ + hands from
right up to right lo ~er adlkus'a, guJ.Ul, va.ra, abhaya,
cool body; Vi~' is'iki B.hu~es' ari ; Or-on
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red
3 eyes bands-2 lotuses; abhaya :
O·r -as _ rdbaniris'vara, 4 hand.s-~1 tanka
abba -a~ ara ; on a red lotus .
as MlrtaJ~u}a Bhairava-5 miirtis :-Siirya, Bhlskara, B h _ uj Ra·v i, Divakara: e_ es. gold .. yello\\·red colour, pearl necklace,
arm: - r· ., . p
Kha~vanga, ari, guJJa, rosary,, lotus ; e - -.. - r
s'akti, arilkus'a, Kapila an·d e·mbra~cing S'ak'""4 fa;ces-3 eyes each .
Ca1tdra-on white lotus, pearl necklace, 2 bands, left, white
lotus, r ight, vara; with b1aek spot, with S'aktis;
Ro·h i"Qi,, Krtti l{a, Rev.ati, 'Bhar~i, Ratri,, Ardra,
J ..·- -~a ·i'th anja]l hastas.
Kuja-red clothes, ef. an
r
· ab baya~
,.., a-·a
1:::1..
B~4dh a -}· e llo·w clothes, left
o
Guru-Golden. clothes, right band pointing to je _ e and g.old
o , left to vastu ras'i ;
!
1
'I
&
Sukra- White c othes, right hands,
ctnm
a.
-
•
left,
S\~a.rna.
..
ll
c
Satti - Biue clot _es left ·h and on jAn u
g -- abba.ya.
'Rihu-Grey clo s serpent bod)l, an · - J asta~ red ey,es.
Ketu-Biack co es ·hand ~on ]eft tb i · . a aya.
,
sa, var;a,
darbhlL,
rosa .~ _ruva, sruk, abhaya, vara, ~ri t
r·
s .'.a ktis - P'ita, S'\~et&, . ~
.
D hiimraj
Ti -r&~ - phulingini~ Rucira1 J,a ,inl, ? Or Agni
i e a or.se born out of He
a, shedd-ing
ro flame-like hair dhana
a e -.
1
J
~A.IVA
IMAGE
. S'i~a-white,
crescent, five faces- .3 eJ·es eac -,, tiger skin,
4 hand -right up paras'u ~tan - --a., lower--vara;
left up-deert lower a·b haya, seated on Jotus. Orred colour, 4 hands- ·ght up s'u1.a~ lower-,·ara,
left up skull, lower, abhaya; 3 eyes. on his left thig.h
Parv·a n embracing~ ith left-r·ed latus.
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Sadas~iva- F i
-e faces, 3 eyes each, crescent, j·atamakuta,,
_ea ed on ]otus, w·b ite, 10 arms- right tris'ikha.,
tan,ka, Yaj ra, S'VOrd, fire ; left-sa .pa, bel}, Sf~i,
pas'a, and abhaya. Or-one face, bands, right
up tanka, O\ er vara, left up-deer e ~- low·e r on
Parva i on left thigh.
5 aspects as avaran.
a
•
de,.,. atas :~
West. s ,a dyi}ita - -r faces, 3 eyes eacl1, i bauds-· ~- a rosary,
ahba_·a ·ara.
Norr ,. iintat! ... · -4 faces, 3 eye5 eac
ailds,- a bnaya,
\ a--- ,. "' n ka, r o. . .a~
A gl (JT - ' a r ... .., e_.. e;:; each, . hands, -rosaryl ,-ada,
as'a, .
_·a l.iamaru, khatvanga,. tris'ikha,. s -lt
Bast. Tatpurufa-4 faces, 3 eyes each, 4 hands,- vi~, vara,
a'b haya, axe, nt.g·a pavita.
Centre. i~ana- 5 faces, 3 e~. es""eacb 10 arms,_.rosary \ -ida,
pas' a , amkus' a. a -, a
kha$vlnga, tris'ula Ekuil,
abha\"'a- ,-ara .
1
&
...
-
..
'
of Himalaya
a simba ..
sana; white
5cent in jatamak ~a,. \'" ira.s.ana,
3 eyes, concentra:_ • - tip of nose: seated ~on w·b ite
lotus, 4 haDd~s- i .. up tanka, lo .er, vyakhy·A
rnudra,. left up deer.. O\ver on left janu. Snake
ornam~en t, surra
_ed by Sa.naka, Sanandana~
Sanatana, an~a
ira, S'uka, J~bali,, -arada,
ra
Vy&sa~
Or-on white _ o ~
escent and G~ngti on _.earl~
3 eyes., naglb·hara~a 4 hands--right u.. ~rl
ros.ary, lower-jiia a udra, left ·u p sud a.
lower, book, rig t foo on sah·asrara.
P'a rvati, ·Subbag , B adri, Kriya, s~ .· Ra rt...
-'
Ka}i and Vallab - ~ Or, u.nder
}'"a ~-.IL..II a1 m.a:.fJt.
kirita, pearl n.e ck a ·1, 4 bands- n
-..- book, tire
serpent.
:w...,..·~aya-on
\\"'b ite lotus, ·bite, crescent ka.p arda 3 eyes
4 bands, ·r ight up Jii_ na mudra, lo er, rosary, left
up pas'a, lower, Veda.
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&%.ghorastra devata-black, canines,:! 3 eyes,
~ han d s fron1 r'1gh t tlp gan1art1, sl1 jeJd, bo~v, sktt1l; in
.-\s
Karn~.. a-red,
in abhic&ra~ reQ.. in
bhukti-1nukti - ·p·e arl \Vhite.
tdgraha and
IVilnkntJ.tha-f.or poiso ts-~·olden, cresce1 t~ snake e . r1.n1en ~ .
.f. ha n ds, rigb t u p rosary,~ right lo\ver ·s'ula, lei ~:: sktt.ll , Io,ver, 1\h·at \·anga, fi \:- e faces, 3 eyes eac~ · !
tiger skin, s eated on lottts .. Or, 4- f'a ces, east white,
noTth yello"\\r, 'veRt re,}, so.u th black, 4- hands Tight
:r: ': er
::tbhaya~
· -_~u.k t
C,i -Jt fli rnan.. t~~a.:;
np
?. . Gau r i on
vara.,, left up bo\Y, lo,ver
~id e .
~ -~ ~ ~1roa t
£·\rdhaniris'va ra : lei· : edd"s-
blue;
snake, Gang~ and crescen t on head . . ·Eas:ng. left
half "" erce right half, separated garn en .. s. adorned
·'\~ith rn i lii and lepa ; -l- hands-1ei i.ip pis'a, l.o " -:erlotus. right np tri s'u Ja, lo,,·er ~ "'U ~ Or -n·ith 8 arn1s
-on r ig ht side from top paras't . ~"so. rd , fire~ arro\v ;
left-snake, tris'ik ha, s;.ku t bo~- " s'iya on side-.....
red. red clothes, 3 eyes-~ Je t-e~ o a ent~~~ ) 6 s'ii1as
. ': - . .an d·S. (;))
1 _ ~
.• ~
1"'·u utburu R ·•. ·J-c7-
4 at'111s"-right up f;f "· r;r.e ·-khat~~ nga. eft tlp pas'a, lo\,·er -~ku i . re
clo t he~ ~
ri pit-a nasika,. 8 S ' aktis- ' a1na JJ'e~l hi . Raudri,
I c i~ Durbhagfi, St1bh a2i ~ Karali: . Ion: .L
4 faces;
/( titrapiil a - black. 1prigl1t ~le1lo'~1' ja~a.. 3 ro ...::
_:;- .~ a d :::.-n1 ace a11·d =- .i :.:~ . . ~- K . ~lia ra.s,-
.~goikes' a , 1\arala,
G · ~~ - ·ara ·a~
A_ ,
1a'"
:~nA
1\~f nhfikOpa,
Pi s' iti~'a, Pingrtk~a-- -= rdh ,~akestra.
l'attf lta BJ1 tri:ra.t.' a-
c:atvika foritlg-white, 2 eyes, ~--h it_e clot'hes,2· hands- - right,
tris'ikha, leftt da.JJ4a · li ke a ,latu. Or right dal).4at
--~ leiL-:--~l: ulh O_r 4 and s-rris' ula pa~'' a ~ da~da .
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an4alu : 3 eyes, blu·e lieck pear' netlt·1a.ce,
: attenda11ts-As.itangat H-11tu, C~·~a l- KTi,lha.
1 nmatta~ Bhaira,·a.. Kapa·l i, Bb~ . ~amhiira.
In
~T ita ~a
· .a
:n a
eerrtetry-Bha· rn.~ ~
1.pp·e ars
\\'·ith l ) _I ~ . ~-h~uli-5.'a,_ ·St1kul1s'a, Jam:
_ Rama ..
1ha~ . . · : . !"= -.. I-1 racal).~a, CaJ}~ak~s' a, C ... :; · ~ 1 a,
Carna. _: . -amatk&ra Cancala. Caru b h -~
.~bh-~a,
· ~ ~ __a_ -~' a ~ -yo __ -:. ·-a ra.
.. y~ma \ . . ~~p~lia.
~---...,... ~ -
ed, 3- eyes, crescent, red c·lothe~ ..
ments, 4 bands right t~p, s"nla, lo\ver, a.bhaya. : e~·
up skull, low·er,
· ,ara.
()r r ight
hand~
t~
i-: .
abha'.. a ; left st~ llll and \ arR.
'"f'i_ma~:t form~-blrt
<·
garland, : r e-::; -e::-. ~ :a" ·
hairl naked. $ eyes ~ .ands right cJan.a : ~ • _1 , lefts\vord, s'ula: 0 . ab:.aya, n3ga, pas' a g~!a, skull.
(?) f(On1 upper t o o l:e-r 1n order ; C r - 2 hands; right
abhaya, left- ~.-a ~.
k. :--k
- 17J:t;li-st arn--red, 3 e~ e~, red
lo,ver
ro sary ~
~~ ~] al
-
crescent, -+
left ]o,ver
a - ~d~ -ti'!ht
ta ka. ·:pper
l'amandfl
. . :.
T1~31 crntb·a.ka-(~lrtru Sa1 jl \·i
·!dyit of 33 a.k~ara~ ·?. .. " 33
gods). In Ka!lasa, on ·bite lotus, creS<:'·e r~ t 3 eye;.;~
:
6 hands(?): 2 'f-·i t~ Ka a~a pouring am·r la . _ .. ~. ead.
2 ''l1th deer a nd
. 11·. 2 hold\ng ~ ~r
"l -
~
on
thigh.
.
~cordz~ 1tf, fo
S'(l1"t1dii Ti . aka
.~ --
j ·- ·n ·,l Su,,t -Rama, \ Tis'\·a .ir}'a1 Dbara.
.: s'Dti;.
J1ah - d; .... a i11 ~loon- Rlikii, \ "idya Ptajfia, [ ,m
,,
Bhrwa ;,z Ea,-r h- Prabha, Sit&, Pratibha, Pavani (S'akti.s)
S'art'if in \\,' ater-JyOts·n.a ,. Prahvii, Midbl, Padmat
~'
Rua,.~a t·n Pi~•-~'- SaJi, S'anti-, ·s'rtnt&,
,,
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Ug , a
i1t \la}· u
BhitllCf itt
::ra -L"~ I u a), S;andh·y i, Kantl~
Aka:a.-Pnratti,
s-i~·&,
_ r.
n_ogha '
D hrti' lija.y a.
·"
Some reverse the order of Bha·va and S'a.rva but i"t
is not so !Jecause ~o f the ·o rder in ·· B i' a-·u ffl. l·a /{clrabh (JdrtJti1 ca ' ,·t·nfit cct K h-tlgc1lii1Uil/J ·: .
th e 33 deities oi 33
In Vas~t h a Kalpa
'J'-ryam·baka n1a11tra are :
- .-
\- alna~
•
--
-
·8 \.,' ,a s u s- . . Dhru \-a, .\dh vara, Sonl(.t_, :\ tla, . \ nd a, .;:\na l a~ l! rc. .. ·
,··
... u sa~
.
11
Prabh·a sa.
~
R z,t dr~is --\-·rab, _ a.:.ra .
~a t it
S 'ambhtr ~
Giri s'a, E l-rap-ctt. "'-\ h irat ad.l : ~~,.. ~ · a.. I· a~• a lL D ik- ~
. n~:. b r-~ ·.: -~
oudhn}~ ~
~ -
Stbii)U, B harga.
12 Adityas - D: atr ~\.ryatna~ !\·l itra, \ / aruQa. ·
\ -i
· a ~· ? .1 ~
Bhagaa
1 ttdra, Pu~a, P'ar ja.n~ - :.~ T · ·~1a,
\ -i~\lU ~
1 ·P rajapa.ti.
1 \ ·as.
a tkara.
• •
. f~tttf~jtJ) (l -,~.~nl!e. 5 =!w =~~
E "st \\·bere I1ltth-
~
ou 11ead, Kapalan-.a· a
cresce
;._~: ~ . ~r:ake
o.rt1ame11 t ,
+ hand~
~
:-: ga~a11a , tiger
:e· : -
·apa·a. r igh t- vara at~d t:ris'ula or a--
: ~--h Ka1asas etc ; on. Jeft amka-
3
~e -~=·
•
..
.:aces, G-a ng·a,
- ~ . aya
a11t1
=: \i -o hands
1a ::: : .--~ Cal}.~i,
f hands-iotus. tn :.ro .. -. arc.~
~
fi
, abl1aya ·
amkus'a.. l<as'a;
pa. ~~
s'atbk ·1.a 1 cal-c:ra, 2 lo · se::.
Gti}~a tt'i ~iras-a_
.
\ -isltu
..
O\-el
:o= :..: ,. - 't~ c .t o· t r nlt)o n
n1a1;u}aj as~- in \-ahn =_ ~ ra. o·n ~
.
~an n yas 1tls .,
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ocation
Colour
A.ksara
i
Ye llo\\". o n 1otus 1 s' an t a r = lit ti. •. , 1 )rahladiui
ri.tpa
•..
i\.tasi. o n }outs
.. ..
"" ~
Prabha
. .., Ni tya
Ki.\pila ~ o n lotus .....
T ar
Sa
Vi
Tuh
Va
Indran ila
Fierv
... I \t~s,
~v~~hadru
V1lastn1
...
.u
If .. .
..J.
Re
\ \rh i te
Ni
y ·am
\\"'hit
Bh ~
.. .. 1
•••
. ...
Taraka wit h ca . . .
B .ac
...;: ·ba
-
J;
•
. ...
Rg·
...
Prabha ·ati
Ja~
....
. ...
.,
S '-
•••
..................
Pad m. t;~ ~
I
•
•••
v~~api ni
... i
V ima1 a
....
...
Sii.k sma
' "is · ·a}'r - n:i
red
....
• ••
~-a,:aha
colour o·f ·risin,g ~ __n ,
e .. ..
J
Pad malava
_,
P a r,a
colour of nilotpla.. colour of gorocana ~~el o
face
... .
\ ·biteiJ west f ace ... .
: ..icolour s ,tira
•••
• ••
.. .
-~i
.. .
Spa rs ~ a
• ••
' 'ak
I
•
- bh ~
iB~ ad1·arupa
T!' mUrt i
Ga o·
pa
Jl
..,.
I
•
... .
•• •
., ...
,
S 'abda
Hasta
U pa
Pav
Pa
S 'r
~
• ••
..
•
..
I
•
• ••
•
s
Skv
.' ...
....
....
T am opahFr inj
•• •
•
• ••
~
\\-a· F "r
-
conch-,vhite
.. .
PaJ}Q.ur.a " on to tu ~ .... .
red
.. ,
I
... .
....
"
Vis ·ales'ft {?}
....
.•.
fbi e
a
aras - t::J
ts \"amav a
••
.....
a
...
.. ,. .
[e
Go1~
•••
.,
j
I
•
..
••
L '"ll
-~· e1tJ_-i-at
dawn- B rahmat}i.. - aces, ~g1·upa. . ~irl forn1. ~ on
ha1nsa~ +b,and ~-r
_· pot, sruk, srt1va- called
Giy·a tri.
_~ ea,rs-
l{h atvanga,
oldl 3 e_:·e ~ , tlger sl{in
bull, Y'aj iirupa-., 4 llandsosa.ry·, ,-ala ya (? ) abh' _
. ..
t T16l .
I
Savitri~
at su m
set~ "\·-a isna
i ..
6 hand s- ~a.rilkh .
Saras·v ati.
..
. Garuda, pitan1b a
gada, ab,h aya! ,_,. . , ...... -- ~: -
G~P.ATY ~
a r r. : re
ornan1ents,
011
hes
~ t-
ornatl"'ent,
a nd feet 1 e.· # - - fa e. s
~
R : dara 4 a ra; bij api r.a
han 5 . -eft up pa_ '~ .
in trunk. .: ccording to iirtJ.St~1rtJrall tt- 4 hands
hana
1
•
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-fro
r ight. up~
alilkus'a, gnJ..ia,
danta, ,·ara :
bold:,
bijapora. in trunk, on ,a pitba 'vitl1 Tivra
and ot't1er ·S 'aktisjl
H is n ine s' aktis--'l"ivra, J' alL i : - ~anda) Bhogada,
K.imarilpil}i, Ugra, Tijo·\·ari . "" aty a. \ ighnatl ru .
nas·in'i -according
to P rapa -,
.\nd
. -\stamltrkas
:•
•
9
B rah 1ni-Goldei1, deer sl< in,
l.
from right lo \\rer rosary ,.a b·.. )"a ,
daJJ:Q.a, pot.
~lah i!s~ vari.-\'l hite,
2.
riglJt lo,ve1·~- tr i s'ikha,
t>a ras'u, Q.amaru, sku} 1.
fron1
..,
fron1 ] eft up g tl(ta k ha ~ \·anga,
a11da,.
. ... . a ~ k _s' a.
.J ..
+.
f
bell.
fron1 right
S\VOfd 1
-
llJdralli-
1.
Canlu~J~~la- Red..
I
fro.m Jef· p tomara., alil.ku~'a,
Yajra. . =- ·td}"Ut.
N1Ja~
b.
5L:_ d ..
llUI)~~a 1na~a, fron1 r ig ht up s'ula., Jo \' · S\vo.rd,
left up skulJJ Ia'-'- h
8.
e·n
'
Dl an, head,
fron1 right lo\v rosar~· . oij apura,
skul~,
iott1s.
\ l iri \ · iuhne~ 'a , ' '' H i~). S indura c olollr~ 3 e)· e~. crescent,
.
d,s-1e f t up pas
._ ' a, r t g h
. k--·s ,.a . ·r•gh t
nan
~_ t up are
0
T
lo er e _bracing Pt1~t~ touch in ~ ' er 1 o ~ : arold-pot
in trun ·. Pu~ti holds -a lot ·_:; iL :e ·w .a·_ - her right
hand em racing the God :
ar --~ ! from left
lower bijipura, tnace, 00
i_ ~~::' rosary ; fron1
right IOl\-er- lottts, pas''a a rro" - rada and je,vej ,pot
(in the hig.b est right ha d ). 3 eyes, tip of trunk i 11
the Yoni oJ Pu~~i 'vho a5 ber hand on his Hnga.
Lak~mi GaJ}es'a-pitlmbara, 4 ha n :-.. frojm right up ro r ·,a t
10\\'er----discus,
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d anta abhaya ; g·old-pot in
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the trun ·- : 3 eyes; Lak~tni 011 his ie
a
· in lef and en1bracing 'vitb rig
hoJding
nd.
' · i Gao· pa-gold·e n co our, i- ar111s frorn left
· left lov"·er
pis'a, amku~'a, danta, bijapura;
in the
trunk (one \-at~iet_ ). Or-right up pa 'a . rosary,
tooth, sr" i { l up., modaka in trtlnl~ .
.akti ~
Or- fro '"' ~et up to left lO\Ve-r ·~-pas,a, am . ---,a.
kaJpalata and ,~ifJBJl.a., bijapfira in trunk, 3 red : -::,
crescen .
r-as Heran1ba~
011 a r . lrorn ri ht
r~ t
r -·.. ef
,
.
- aka. e
da right abhaya, left
•
I arms. Or-right and left lowest vara, a
above them modal(.a , rada; over the
· r- ~ ·u,
r
I
li:apala; over tl1e.n1 ros ary, IlJudgara.
amku ·'a, t ris'u]a.
- -tbiJ
Subrahmal)ya Gal. pat·r B rahmacarins :
.
red, red clot -E a orna·me11 ts, 4 _ s ·ro~ -iDht
·akri right
low lotus, le
o · bl1aya, -r 1gh
low (?) ccck.
P'
a-,-;,samgrall.. : in
_iaha Ga.J)apat1--·accordii
tnadvipa,
petal-lotti . . :
sugar -c.a ne JUtce.
tree,
jew.el-tt1ro
tril~o~a 011 ·.t •
from Ltpper ·
.
,
e
oce~Ln of
P arijata
~
cen tr e.
e e·s, \Vhite} c es e r 10 a rnl5
a11d rigl1t discu_ conch · Ia-.. ·er
pair tri8ikha..
. a : gar-cane bo' . and red lot "
gada and paddy ea , : ijapura and rada ; the · · k
: empours j"e\vels pearis tc. fron1 a je"relled
left
braced b·y Sakti . iDg l~otus i11 left.
e
r-
according to
upper to righ
•
- ane bow, gada. h;- "' • - ra, too h
cal<ra~ prisa, s
a8a and Jot\.1:=
=: tri "'Uia) 1
\i r i h l'agr·a , lotu:
. . . ,.__._rding ta ~G
Parl.rn tarpot jn trunk.
.. er to· le
r-gada. ·ula,
8in i ff!otn rigbt
.am··ha, l{a]hara.
1 (o
r ig r side)· ~ - ~:~ raJ
,o
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~,
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or differe
karn a. to ca
re elepb,
for marau. ..
· a e .,
or de ../ro·ying obsta· les-blac
fierce, 3 e..~~~,r~
c like caltlara: na o-,o pa\·-ta, red cloth~e. . .
and ornarne
~1 a lotu~, boJd: ~ g ot tls goad, pa ~a
tooth' sakti t "
•
'. arat
abja, suga:Or- arro~ w, bo ..-. 1{ an·1a~uJAltt, tn Odak_
taJnara, P'i sa, - gar-can·e, alilkusa. For
ay·elto-,v, for ·v a.8 ya-red, for maraJ}.a.. black. for
clhumra, for strength and pu~ti-reddish , for gold-go
for sal,~"ati·on - white and as ·a mut1i.
7
R
Bijapiir G~.1.pati-holding bijapura, gadA; sugar·cane bow7
tr-&- :a. a - a .. ! amk h(-1 pa·sa, t1t~1ala, l.::alatnagta and tooth ~
ratoa_- _ -"'
Tr~i lok}lra
g
e
ouching
t
~
..
~
... ro
Jel't·e.-
.atus,
jil
.
•
'-
.....
.
Sf:{Jl,
- of S'akti
-
: u, v,a ra, SfJ;l-1!' · - ...,_.,.,~..........~-
I
arms-
~... . .~a- 6
_-\ ccord in.g to
- '~a
pa
lotus.
r& and abhaya
yel1o,v,
r ~ ne
-3
_e
~
on red
al>naya,
e., 3
\-~ ara.
eye~ ,
on
0
..J\.ccording
o
unma:· 3 ~eyes. red, 4 a
l;apaua and danta" The · . . ._
tl1e -i2e - th umb fr·O tll t ..
markatikis
..
.~ a. Or- on r
,_
k
\~etiir a or
hands-arro\v_,
~
b~', gnv-a
aml<us'a, .- ·ed,
ac·t of coitus.
~
M..~NJlTGHO .-
·it.~
naked .S 'akti in
-
l\Ianjugh~o~a
a
cfi~a,
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'aivite deity, ,,. -..
J
kttmara ,vi th p
ca-
n nd~ hold in~ ~~~J".,.. an1d book.t s·u rro
ded
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-40
b~
Bbaira,-a~J yak~as, ya.k~i!J.is
..
_-\c:cording
to Kltkkzt~i~t·crra Tanir« , the R.~i of tb ~e .m antra is
Brha.daral).ya.. IVI anjt1gho~a is a Bbaira\ra. and
has three fortns Satt,·ika, Rajasa and Tamasa.
Or-,vh] te, ieft lotuS1 rigl1t s' ringar a s~:.ana ·idh i ;
on the head o- hull, hea.d of ]{ukkllta (cock . kund.a
Bo~ver on ead,, lvith boo]( atld naked. Or- Lin der
the Laku-ca tree; According to Bhair.a\?a Tantra,
he is a fortll of S'aml<ara, \.\"h ite as abo'.~e, o
,~·ith
\"el ]o,v _res~. R~i
.. . l'an\·a.
.
- -1 · -ut~' \~ara--r[o~
~
~
et -.
co}o r - :ra form in t e ha11d of <-;aeri,
s. r d s'ikhi and red beak.
1VIaha S'asta-on a
e
bor~e,
3 eyes,. b inding a Sadhya · -: rh
noose and thro ,vit1g~hin1 before the Sadl1aka. His
S·'al<tis- - Gopt"Bra, Pi ngalak~a, 'irasena.. ~'am­
bha ,.a , 1~£i l}.etra, S'' ul 1! Dak~a, Bhirnariipa.
\ -ni \·as·v ata- blue o - Iac · fat' good ji\ as, for
n 1er;. o.n a
buffalo·, £ o d · _g aaJ.lcJa,. surrou11ded b_ ~ pi rr~.
C i tragttpt.a-,vith liiri\A, citrabhara l)a, citra ,·astra,. \·ici tr'Bsana,
dhar111a lekhaka l "ama vahikidbi · ri.
-
_-\stiri Durga -Daughter of
harvan a nd Ka . uka, on a Jotus,
4 l1and·s --righL -ara= s'nla,, left - abhaya. ·arilkuR'a .
&
Kubera-Garttt ma colour, na ...a ~ ~iha11a 1 2 ha nd~-- ·~ara gada.
J-\ ccordil1g tO· nl -,. ru Tantra - 2 ha. nd~ N it h pot nne,]
\Vith m011ey and r atna karal}qa, short 1egs and
hands, l1ea\ y paun
on a r:atila,pi~ha ·u~ nder \ ata.
'~""- is;V~\·a su
~Gatldh arva-ac.-c~ording
to
Sarasa1;z.g1alt a
l~ alapa
on l1ead. surrollnded b~· J(an
to\vards tl1e ,,. ors~ ipper a Kanya.
\\"l th
-a.s.
,-~rul)n~ nc
ording to S'aradati laka~~vhite o. a lotu~= pearl
neckl~ce, 4 hand~~pis'a; amku 'a, abha.J"a. ~cara.
_'"'a -agraltas according to \-edic mant r,a s. l Smrti Salilgraha~
R.a\r. -on lotus, _ hands ~1 ith lotus, 7 hor~e chariot,
Kiri~a,. born ·in Ii.a1inga.
Chandra--,vhite, 2 hands 'vith dal}cja.
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B __ a-yello"·, 4 llat1ds-·dalJ4a, on s.i111ha.
G _- _~
Do-.........-Do·--- rosar~ ka man.~a lu ,.
yara,
. ~ a (abh·aya ?).
· 'ukrn- \1.·hite, 4 hands-ro-- *~ ~
~ar.a .
S'ani- t ila, 4 ha·n.d s-bo¥l, s'wa! on ,~
RBhu- Do--~ Do -s,vord, trident, ca
simha.
-.-.
Kettt-DhiiJllra, 2 arms-,,.ara, gadit, on vulture.
_ c r -·n e: to Bhavi~yottara, l\1a n.g ala ' vac; born
P'i · aki . 4 hands--c::~~ord~ s'ula
, . .. ~ --
-e fierce face~,
each, east fa ce
e-1no1B:
-u harasimha,
'rT'!'.EI~
a ruda ' vith -a -ra · 4a, north~boar, upper
mosr-:...orse face, on pratlsana, ~' e.llo'v e){ei 1
)'e
~ otbes, n1akt1 .a 1 arms-s,vord, trident,
__.,..a_, pas'a, arbk us·a, parvata, dhrutramu~ti,
~f}a, (s''a rilkba ?). Subdtting Taraka. Or
colour, red e)rest pita1nbara
urrou11ded
T
.
-
Sarild.l1 --~
-
~ iDg to I4al\~tn1 kuli ll}a.Ya -6 face-
12 arm~.
on the kisara of
ite loru- on je,,lelled
tnro_ ~ red, .16 years old a bo ~e nee . . white, from
nee
o 'vaist y·e)'IO\v
o t , e . ai t to feet nil a
colour.
3
S'ri \ Tidy·ii- ~ia] ini~red cloth'e s, 5 faces, 3 eyes each, o~ n re
lotus, t ar1t1s~pis'~ arllkus'a, skull \Vith n r a.
and tris'ula.
Yogini .. ~:pa.k · n.i, Raki"Qi, Lsk· i
\ . yi i~
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.. ki ni, Sakini,
H~k-
. · and
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42
.{Jiikitli~n 16 petal lotus of i ' uddha cakra, red, 3 eyes e e - ~astra,
4 bands-khat\lnp, tris'iila, cup (tris'ikha ?J and
canna; food-piyasiinna; residing in ~kin, · sur·
rounded by s'a tis Amrti etc. 16 Svara.s- to~ Atp.
(3T to arf). According to Saubhigya Ratn'ft~ar:a-red,
3 eyes, one face 4 hands-right up ~'iila, lo"· r-khatvan~a,
left up--shield, lower cttp .
..
Raki~,i--- in
-Jotu.s, 2 face , dark canine + hau o right up-ab ·a! 'ii~a ·a - a, .
ar ~
d inna ~ rro nd
· K- aritti e : ree blood ... ccording to Saubhiigy:a Ra -.. a, hands-s'Uia. abja, lJamaru, ca~ka.
~ from Ka to ~ba. ('f; to a). K&lamtri etc.
&ave 4 hands-2r in anjali, 2 \Vith s\vords; 14 hands
- \Vi th 2 hands ho1ding respecti v~ el) ; ~kuJl, sword ;
.• ~. --.. ro ary ~ be11, !-1:\v ord ; •lli
,~ara, abha.
ield : "ara, abhaya ; kadali kala~'a:
gulla ;. g ord
s'iila, -v itala · 7ar . a aya ; kutham. deer : t · 'ula
damaru
·'
.
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I
Liikil('"-in ma1.1ipura cakra of nibhi l petal lotus, residing in mAmsa
3 face~, 3 eyes eacn, lack, 4. arms- s~akti, vajral
daWa, vara-.
mari<;i·s.
~'ula,
ded by :piimari e c. and l 0
Eating gu. inn a. Marie is h<o .d kttll and
Surtf
- J)a to Ph a, (i= to~ ... ccor~
dtng to Saubh&e'. a Ratnlkare 6-arnls--from
right tlp 'ajra, s'akr:. a~~a, abhaya, 'ara, dar-.
ini-i·n
and tJati. \
Svadhi~~l.tana
r~a
6 petal~lot
.4
face~,
yellow, 3
eye~
each
face; 4 hands-tris'i ·. a. srl}!i, skttll, abha.:a : l'es . ding in. Medha~. ~urr ~ nded by Bandhini etc.
bo
are yellolv an~d a -e ara, abhaya and na i
Eating curd-rice. - ·a~ Ba to~ La. - to )
..
I
Sakini-i
mula.dbara 4 petal lotu . 3 faces, golden, residing ·n
bone, ~ hands-snri ·otus, book and jiiana mudri;
surrouoed by "'arad e c. ''rho are red, yellal\',
blac and whit~ respecti \ ely bands in n.a ti, rosary
10
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"1"3·
Eating mudginna.
According to
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:a· :,· agya Rat11Akara, she is S'a,k in.i, five face-~
~ and_ \Vith sugar-cane bo,v,
Sfl}i, book. and
] ;-_ - am udra, Varl}.as._-\ -a, s' a~ ~a, sa; (q.~.'f.«).
Hikilli-in ajfia cakra in bro\V, 2 petal .lo tu . . ,' \Vhile , 6 fa. c e~,
3 e.. · ~ ea cb ,, residing ir1 rn a~ ;r-. ~ : anJ:;- j iiana· \ ~er ~ rosary and
sl{ull (left up ·a11d low).. Surr~o unded by H am sa ,·a ti
etc. \vho are \Vhi te, \vith l ris' fila, Yara~
a:t i , ·
Eating .ha·r idranna. \ ar1,1as.. Ha and l{~a. ({an ~)
n1udra ( i.ght tlp)} cJa1t1aru (ri -
Y akiui - l L sahas ritra lot u.s of brahn1a ruitdhra, all va.r)Jas ..~ lO'
}~ . a (3f t~o ' ) ,aJl ayudhas, alJ dba.lll5 1 rep rese11ling
- - . enJoyu1
. · g- \v1·t 11 P ara S'.1\· a ~ a i l foo d ;
5 ,. ,. ·ra ,. ~ - a
_'a."·t · ~ ·r
-~ ., r t a t a K ~a · I ~ ~· an - a' a i. t D1d i 11 li-n 1
!:
_
- .\
•
I\im,a rfipa
,.arinasi
..
Nepal a
P au11dra
Yardn ..~
• •
Purasth 1ra
Eka vira
j alamdhartt
::\I ala \ ·a
Kulintaka
Dev ik·~o~a. (? )
!I
!tl
I
t\~ i rap
rd.
Hastinipura
C ddis'a
Jill.
•
P ray·aga
\-is" \· a.pu ra
okarna
'
. I riutes' ,-ara
-· ttahisa
Ja·~e ~ ~ t: a :. ,
"' -·raja
S' r igi :
Rijag,:ha
(Grha raja)
:\lerugi :
Giri,·ara
~Iahapatha
:\Iah~~ndrag f r l
Ko~l hap·u r'f\
\- a ~
Kailasa
Phalipura
H ir '
l~hrgunagara
Omkara
.. I a i
Kedara
j aya11t~ l\a
c ~£}a)'V.a
Candrap~ u ra
t,. jja·yi n i
c h avacha.tra.
S'ripitha
V i citral~za
K.i nyal\ubja
PurJ)agir i
J.J.\.rbuda
A.tnratakes'' r
E.k amra
Trisro·t a
l{imakoti
.
(Devi Kota)
.
.i·\ ccordtl1
Iaya pura
~Iai ay - ~
1a n
:ri
l~ ra
~yap nra
Lak~n1i11u~· a
-:\Iatsya Pura~a L a li ta r~eside.... in P rayaga,
\ . indb -ra,\·ft.sini in \ .- . ..,,, \l'is'al ak~l ~ 11 \ -·a r ii}aSi
an d Tira i n Ki ~k dha Par 'a'la.
t
I
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..\S"fA
. ~"I ' \ K \ ~\'.:\5,\ oF· s'H1 C ,\KH.\ ..
~
~
I
I
j ~[ ru.u;lala
P rayll;:.: a
-
~'
jl{imu iipa !\1a!;:~
v;, i11
I (\ 'a 1n/ ui)l
!1'a< hW <
l vy~nnt
:
I
1
1
t\ tt·~ rIii..':'1
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I
l;~lalh
,Ciritra
I
l:srimha
dh.arat
7. ~<,laritl'i E~\a.rnra.
1
~. \'ibha!~.al\1 ~'Daviko~a
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~-~~ hHni
'ISatina:pua·l
r!(Jyina
IJ{~t;q_r~,la
\' ~ lim i
E>rt h \' ~
,1. \rlll;l<~<'a A~ui
I
A~li hin~
l
I
l . . f" l t l~~·~
I~\ln
1\ san • ;\dhal·a
<lfi-~.....
l!\la.het1dra lin1 -I . . i11u
,
·
I \'-~ll:
" a 11dr~
~~~~QI
I n• -rf&.uJ
~'
~1i11111fmra {-fli m ·San1 I Jr(faya
Uhcdi\ al] ~ .. ~nr....
V i bhHaka J)ril.\· it.'i
C;,uhltta
Hhat~ini[
1\ i'ln.ki Ui.
<nahh•
I
I
5, Hhadra or;Jayanti~ J~a l(~af.~4~htld
o.
1,ldmuhaml.I
1\',i}·u
. Ku~.i n I
~illdhli
II Sautlitu'\
vall i
I
I Varal'a~i ~ iunj•t.lint Ma1a }'ag·iri lsil'l~nl!~ IL inga
taka1
T<au1;ipura 1\ai\'allmi
Pllranai
1i
'
,PO
I
I )0viidltn Kada~nha Bhijld -
\"yarlil{fi
Lrutna~iln1' l{i,~tii•a.
t\ UlJbo.ue-a.
Yo-ga~ra1 i
~uJis"'a.
I
~m·- S'an-• l\J L~ldut
II hhiiTilv.a liI
~R~lkta-
~ ~f~
rLqJs~
~
'fr ...
1:\ 11, ~1~ • V 'lUl N ii ~ ~~~(~l
~ "arl)i vaH
~r ·4111_
~;' i qUtl<fjtJQ- L~u ql:lta· •\h . \'ij.uJ
nnadt·a.
-dalrt
v:l h' J{;
I
·""t
Lahtta
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45
~flTDRAS
Defit1ition of n1udra : lfula,ziilavatarcr .· r~I udc7d1l. Str'al·upa labli lllihJUI'It
1
deltati"t'tire'l.tt"t- t-'U t11t(l'Jl{(.h
Y a/,~y,(v&rjJayaJJtj a'j.'a f tl 't.lll~ ;n.ud raSt Cl Jl /J( r I* j lli r,t i t {i h ~i
Jlocayclr/t,t lgrahiir..i iblzyo pfipattghct Jt rii ·~.t}"li: !i ·c.: ~
J loca1llf1'rt
~1udras
,ircr _cTIJcru,J
jl1S11lfit lll'llfi •·tt
"as tt-. u
r
~ ·arl,ifa
used generaiJ:y- ..\tnkus'a~ Kt1ri1bha, . ,. stra. H ·rdaya,
·s·1ra, s'.kh1 ~ a, K' a· ,~ at a, ·N
•. e-t ra.
S'a~ ..a _I .J·as ~Hrdaya, S'ira, Netra traya, Galini, s'amk t a
. . latsya~ tris'iJ.cha, S.vah.a ni, sthApaui· ~nn nidhapani,
samro a LsanllllUkbikftral)a,sakaii l\a·ra~a ~ ·avaguJ) ~
thana D ~n. u~ ru .. rtika ral).a ~ para m:ikartnl:ta, trikhalJ.~i, sar,ra san1 k:: ~" ~ . :.. ~a:- ·a - ~ ra , -aJ)i sarvakar~11J,i,
I<be~ ari,
aves;akariJ)i,
nn1id1 L. ··11aharill<us' a ,
bija ., !\ia.hay6ni,. s'al<tytltthip na.1 ba~a-
kOdal)~a, pas' a.
,
G,aaJapatya mudra_-danta, pas"'a, arhk ~ a, v·irrhna
~
, ]addtlka
.. .
'
bijip , a ..
~ 'aJ: tan1udr~a.~- .. [a sal1,. Daurg·i ~ Lai~~ i .-\k~an1ala, 'l yikb~ a
\·~itli lfor NI~itangi), pustaka . , y·~on · ~ pas'a, arilkus'a
vara ~ abbaya. l<ha~ga, carma, ba~a.
G'i" a ri rn udra5- .s· .mul,ha, san1puta, ,·itata: < ~t1ta~ d\·itricatur- panca -~aij.-adh O-Illt11~ ha ,
,yapakAnjali,
~~-/aka. . yan1apas' <1, <l'rat b ita, ~amrnukbonm ukha,
~~i 1a ·n ba mut?tiJ\:a, nJats~ a. kurma~ 'ara a. sim ha·
>ran:a, mablkranta, m daara. palla\La {24). At
t ~ e close of japa-sura
i.. ~ tiri:Ja, ·imha, }'Oni,
J~-r a: pankaja, ]inga: nirya . a ~ .
\'ai~t)ava In.u dras - -'arill\ha,, cak a. ada, padtlHlr ,·e~lu,s"rivatsa..
){austubha, van.am,aJ • jnana1 bi lva_, garu~a, nara-
Yiiribi, haya~ri\ i, ·d hanu, ba~1a , para~'u
jaganmohini, kama ;, -anara.
simhi,
Sauran1 dras-!)adtna and b'mba.
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1conograplty of Sri Vidyarnava Tantra'"' (1944) by Dr S. Srikanta. Sastri
For S't a-Linga yoni~ tris'ula, ak~an1ala, va a
mr ga , kh a~ 'iD""a , klrpaJ.ika, Q.amaruka.
.. t
he clo eo
'Ofship- aptajill,,a, naraca,
ra ".
lakarl}ik&t ·,_m al'3. 1 hindu~
Panca mudras for narnaskira-Sunlukha,
\3"--tt,~~tf~J
catura ra.
. tt a,
• ~lftt(W qu I
~~~"\W ~ttpft ~~4~1\111rtf-tl 1
q
if:U
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