Buddhist goddesses of India / Miranda Shaw

Author(s): Shaw, Miranda Eberle, 1954-
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Subjects: Buddhist goddesses--India
South Asia--Religious life and customs
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2006
LC Classification: B, BQ
Table of Contents: Pt. 1. Ascent of the sacred female in early Buddhism
1. Prthivi : mother earth 17
2. Mayadevi : the Buddha's wondrous mother and her sacred grove 38
3. Yaksinis : voluptuous, magical nature spirits 62
4. Sri Laksmi : glorious good fortune 94
5. Hariti : goddess of motherly love 110
6. Female Buddhas : the case of Gotami 143
Pt. 2. Mahayana mothers of liberation
7. Goddesses in the Flower ornament scripture 155
8. Prajnaparamita : luminous mother of perfect wisdom 166
9. Parnasavari : healing goddess clothed in leaves 188
10. Marici : lady of sunrise splendor 203
11. Janguli : the Buddhist snake goddess 224
12. Sarasvati : divine muse 234
13. Vasudhara : lady bountiful 247
14. Cunda : saving grace 265
15. Sitatapatra : invincible goddess with a thousand heads and hands 276
16. Usnisavijaya : bestower of long life and immortality 291
17. Tara : Mahayana Buddha, universal savior 306
Pt. 3. Tantric female Buddhas
18. Vajrayogini : her dance is total freedom 357
19. Nairatmya : her body is the sky 387
20. Chinnamunda : severed-headed goddess 403
21. Simhamukha : lion-faced female Buddha 418
22. Kurukulli : red enchantress with flowered bow 432
Notes: LCCN: 2005054533
ISBN: 0691127581 (cl : alk. paper)
Invalid ISN: 0691028535 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN:
EAN: 9780691127583
Includes bibliographical references (p. 525-551) and index
Physical Description: xi, 571 p., 16 p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
OCLC Number: 62342823
ISBN/ISSN: 0691127581
0691028535
9780691127583

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