Sanskrit

thumbnail
Early Tantric Medicine is Published

I am pleased to announce the publication of my book Early Tantric Medicine by Oxford University Press. It is now available in a US...

thumbnail
Jain Tantra: The Jvālāmālinīkalpa and Bhairavapadmāvatīkalpa

In the medieval period, the Jains developed their own fascinating traditions of Mantra Śāstra, including useful sources that are c...

thumbnail
Review of My Dissertation

My doctoral dissertation was recently reviewed by Dr. Dagmar Wujastyk. The review is available at DissertationReviews.org....

thumbnail
क्षिप ॐ स्वाहा on the web

The Vipati mantra became the Gāruḍa mantra par exellence by the tenth century. I discuss its early and elaborate ritual system at ...

thumbnail
Haro vva Taṃḍavio

Photo from [Flickr page of R.N. Prasad](https://www.flickr.com/photos/154494480@N05/) A verse from the 9th century Saṃhitāsāra of ...

thumbnail
Viṣavaidyasārasamuccaya

“Amṛtavarṣī Garuḍa” by Sri. P. Chandradasan From the cover of the 2006 edition published by Ullannoor Mana Trust. I am pleased to ...

thumbnail
File Searching Speed

Torana over Shantipur, next to Svayambhu stupa, Kathmandu Noticing that some of my colleagues get results for their GREP searches ...

thumbnail
यमाताराजभानसलगाः (yamātārājabhānasalagāḥ)

A handy mnemonic device for the gaṇas of Sanskrit meter. (taught to me by Somadeva Vasudeva)...

thumbnail
Ākāśabhairavakalpa

A well cared for Ākāś-Bhairab mūrti in Kathmandu My interest was piqued by Goudriaan and Gupta’s description of the Ākāśabhairavak...

thumbnail
Sample XeTeX/LEDMAC File

I am attaching a minimal sample file, containing only one verse, for newcomers to experiment with. To typeset it one needs to have...