Culture & Aesthetics on Durga in Nepal Mandala upholds the cultural-religious assessment attentively on aesthetic perspective of Hindu-Buddhist myth, Aesthetically this is transmitting the sakta milieu since medieval mores. This labor rests plainly on cultural influence mother-goddess in Kathmandu Valley b: austerity of Sakta shrines. Its religious sequence involves a separate study o 'Astamatrika cult of Nepaliamandala' for justification of Tantric persuade in Newar study. In this, the consent of Sakambari Durga can be incredibly cogitated for the historic people's victory from Vanadevi Janadevi. Further to enrich Dhanadevi am Santanadevi as the aim of "Laksmi" ii opulence and well-beings of the state This study will facilitate the norm o struggle for the feat of victory in prosperity.
Nor it seeks just to narrate the festival events as the cultural thesis. Instead i analyses the source of cultural am aesthetic motifs on Durga perspective is Nepala-Mandala.
Scholars 'perusal to this work is cooperative to researchers and student of Nepalese religion, aesthetics, cultural history and archaeology. Author has tried to justify those estimable sacred attributes on this cultural study.
The Chair of Central Department of Buddhist Studies, Tribhuwan University, Associate Professor Milan Ratna Shakya, is a Ph.D. in Nepalese History, Culture & Archaeology (2005) of two decades schooling and three decades painting skills as a painter, and Academic Council of Royal Nepal Academy for 2004 to 2007. He is the author of religious studies and Aesthetics under cultural philosophic viewpoint. He had penned Ganesa in Medieval Nepal (2006), The Bhairava Cult in Nepal (2008) on this chain of thoughts. His awarded book on Ancient Stone Images of Buddha & Bodhisattva in Nepal was Published by Centre of Nepal and Asian Studies T.U.(2011), Kirtipur in Kathmandu. His forthcoming books are Manjugri Cult in Nepal Valley, Buddhist Aesthetic in Aevaghosh's Saudarananda. Buddhism of Nepal from Aesthetics and Archaeological Perspective and many textual studies on epigraphic, iconographic and architectural observations are under the pipe-line of publications viz., Ganesa in Buddhist culture in Nepal, Maha-Laksmi-Cult in Nepal, Dhwojagra-keyura, Handbook of Lamaistic-Buddhist iconography and the Aesthetic and cultural perspective of Paubha and Thangka in Buddhism.
This study on Culture & Aesthetics on Durga in Nepal Mandala upholds
the cultural-religious assessment attentively on aesthetic perspective of
Hindu-Buddhist myths. This-elation to goddess of cure, resistance and
wisdom is the sacrosanct pedigree of Durga's energy. Aesthetically this
is transmitting the Sakta milieu since medieval mores. This labor rests
plainly on cultural influence of mother-goddess in Kathmandu Valley
by austerity of Sakta shrines. Its religious sequence involves a separate
study of 'Astamatrika cult of Nepalamandala' for justification of Tantric
persuade in Newar study. Further, it's intrinsic cultural phenomena
and socio-religious study serves the basis for edifying elements to New
Nepal's inclusive integration. This new obtain after hard-hitting people's
struggle was spirited in victory as aspired by refurbished statecraft into
republican model from long-established regality to grassroots public.
In this, the consent of Sakambari-Durga can be incredibly cogitated for
the historic people's victory from Vanadevi to janadevi. Further to enrich
Dhanadevi and Santanadevi as the aim of "Laksmi" in opulence and well-
beings of the state. This study will facilitate the norm of struggle for the
feat of victory in prosperity.
This fourth work of the author is chained with his previous books
on cultural religious and aesthetics studies line. It was about to publish
in Dec 2010 but somehow went otherwise after peer reviewing for
cancellation by official reason. I humbly thank Rupa & Co., for freeing
me to work my own on this publication. Thence some considerable
changes were made adding a new chapter to this book. Of course, I
humbly value those peer-reviewers and solemnly belong to that
convention. But penitently it is inconvenient to admit in our home-
grown caucus to all. And would be absurd to repeat Nepalese soul but
a short rejoinder will state this five years long envisioning this book.
And, its objective was not just to translate the text into traditional
character like propagating apparatus. Nor it seeks just to narrate the
festival events as the cultural thesis. Instead it analyses the source of
cultural and aesthetic motifs on Durga perspective in Nepala-Mandala.
Since, this book is self-motivated and self-sponsored for indigenous
impetus with limited resources, but aware in cultural preservation and
conservation 0 four aesthetic esteem which might have skipped from
our vestibules of contemporary knowledge, if not yet been recorded
properly. Those intangible insights are due to lack of resources and
limitation not yet been accomplished by a single-hand knowledge. But
I have tried my level best to justify those estimable sacred attributes on
this cultural study.
In order to integrate some ambiguous absurdity are set out from
ethno-cultural and spiritual study. Some chapters have been revised
with current adjoins of peer reviewers' demand. Scholars 'perusal
to this work is cooperative to researchers and students of Nepalese
religion, aesthetics, culture, history and archaeology.
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