『成就法の花環』<i>Sādhanamālā</i>における大寒林明妃成就法  [in Japanese] The Mahāśītavatī-sādhana in the <i>Sādhanamālā</i>  [in Japanese]

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<p>Mahāśītavatī is a goddess represented in the Buddhist scripture <i>Mahāśītavatī</i>. This paper is an exploration of the influence of the physical descriptions of this goddess on how she is visualized in the <i>Sādhanamālā</i> (<i>SM</i>).</p><p>The <i>SM</i>, compiled by Abhayākaragupta in the eleventh or twelfth century, is one of the primary sources for the visualization of images of Buddhist deities. It contains nine different <i>sādhana</i> of the goddess Pañcarakṣā. Of these, No. 200 describes the visualization of Mahāśītavatī, separate from the other four goddesses. Nos. 201 and 206 describe all five manifestations of the goddess Pañcarakṣā.</p><p>The <i>Mahāśītavatī</i> is a Buddhist scripture associated with the <i>Pañcarakṣā</i>, a collection of five <i>dhāraṇī</i>. This <i>dhāraṇī sūtra</i> has two versions, commonly referred to as A (ŚV-A) and B (ŚV-B). Although they tell the same story, they differ in their precise contents.</p><p>Because the names of real animals (owls, crows, pigeons, etc.) correspond to those of Mahāśītavatī in no. 206 of the <i>SM</i>, it is speculated that the depiction of Mahāśītavatī in <i>SM</i> was influenced by that in ŚV-A.</p>

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  • Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies (Indogaku Bukkyogaku Kenkyu)

    Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies (Indogaku Bukkyogaku Kenkyu) 66(1), 371-368, 2017

    Japanese Association of Indian and Buddhist Studies

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130007556197
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN00018579
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • ISSN
    0019-4344
  • NDL Article ID
    028737649
  • NDL Call No.
    Z9-55
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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