Vedic and Tantric Mantras

Hanneder, Jürgen

In: Rivista degli Studi Orientali, 71 (1997), pp. 147-167. ISSN 0392-4866

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Abstract

An investigation of the relationship between Vedic and Tantric elements in the use of mantras in later Hinduism seems at first sight a rather specialised objective; some might even argue that such a distinction is artificial. True, the categories «Vedic» and «Tantric» are often subjected by Indian exegetes to a specific religious agenda and are therefore not purely descriptive term, but - as I hope to demonstrate in the following pages - they can still help us in understanding a neglected area in Indian religious history.

Document type: Article
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 22 September 2020
ISSN: 0392-4866
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Religions of Indic origin
Controlled Subjects: Mantra, Śrīvidyā
Uncontrolled Keywords: Indien, Hinduismus, Sanskrit / India, Hinduism, Sanskrit
Subject (classification): Indology
Countries/Regions: India
Series: People > Schriften von Jürgen Hanneder
Volume: 4