The yoga of the Matsyendrasamhita: a critical edition and annotated tr. of chapters 1-13 and 55
This volume presents the first critical edition, along with an English translation, of the core chapters of a Sanskrit work of perhaps the thirteenth century surviving in five nineteenth-century witnesses: the Matsyendrasamhita. The work is useful as a primary source for the history of yoga and the Saiva religions: it reveals important links between the tantric cults of Kubjika and Tripura and early hathayoga. In addition, its frame-story (in chapters 1 and 55) relates a unique version of the yogin Matsyendra's legend in which his disciple Goraksa is a Chola king. The edition is bracketed by a detailed introduction and by detailed notes on the constitution of the text, as well as an annotated translation.
ISBN 13: 9788184702392
ISBN 10: 8184702396
Language: ENGLISH, SANSKRIT
Pages etc.: 608p., appendices, bib., ind., 24cm.
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