Among the contribution of Kerala to Tantric literature the Tantrapaddhati also known as Isanasivagurudevapaddhati after its author Isanasiva occupies an important position. The well known Kerala author of the 12th century composed this encyclopaedic theatise based principally on Saivagamas 'and other Tantric works. The work divided into four parts. Viz; Samanya, -Mantra, Kriya and Yoga consists of 119 Patalas and treats of a variety of topics including temple rituals pertaining to Kerala. The author has based his compendium on more than sixty authoritative works belonging to a wide range of scientific and technical literature.
Dr. N.P. Unni, Professor and Head of the Dept. of Sanskrit. University of Kerala has attempted for the first time a comprehensive study of the work highlighting its special features. The monograph is sure to generate interest in the scholarly world.
|Tantras, Agamas and Samhitas||1|
|Tantra in Kerala||4|
|Kerala Temples and Rituals||6|
|Tantra Literature in Kerala||8|
|II. ISANSIVAGURU: THE AUTHOR||11-25|
|A Keralite Scholar||12|
|The Title of the Text||14|
|Authors and Works Quoted||15|
|Versatility of the author||24|
|An Encyclopaedic Work||25|
|III. ISANASIVAGURUDEVA PADPHATI||26-126|
Item Code: NAP921 Author: Dr. N.P. Unni Cover: HARDCOVER Edition: 1987 Publisher: Bharatiya Vidya Prakashan ISBN: 9788121700306 Language: Sanskrit Text With English Translation Size: 8.50 X 5.50 inch Pages: 129 Other Details: Weight of the Book: 0.2 Kg
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