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Lectures on Pancaratra

Understanding the Pancaratra

Professor Gavin Flood
30 Nov 2006

This seminar presented by the Prof. Narasimhachary (OCHS Shivdasani Fellow) and Prof. Gavin Flood (OCHS Academic Director) will explore issues of text and interpretation through focussing on texts of the Pancaratra corpus.

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Understanding the Pancaratra

Professor M Narasimhachary
30 Nov 2006

This seminar presented by the Prof. Narasimhachary (OCHS Shivdasani Fellow) and Prof. Gavin Flood (OCHS Academic Director) will explore issues of text and interpretation through focussing on texts of the Pancaratra corpus.

Related: Pancaratra

Readings in the Jayakhya-samhita 1

Professor Gavin Flood
23 Jan 2008

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya-samhita 2

Professor Gavin Flood
30 Jan 2008

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya-samhita 3

Professor Gavin Flood
6 Feb 2008

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya-samhita 4

Professor Gavin Flood
13 Feb 2008

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya-samhita 5

Professor Gavin Flood
20 Feb 2008

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya-samhita 6

Professor Gavin Flood
27 Feb 2008

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya-samhita 7

Professor Gavin Flood
5 Mar 2008

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya Samhita 1

Professor Gavin Flood
23 Apr 2008

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Readings in the Jayakhya Samhita 2

Professor Gavin Flood
30 Apr 2008

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya Samhita 3

Professor Gavin Flood
7 May 2008

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

An Introduction of ritual and philosophy of the Vaishnavas based especially on the Pancaratra system

Professor Gaya Charan Tripathi
12 May 2008

Related: Pancaratra, Ritual, Vaisnava

Readings in the Jayakhya Samhita 4

Professor Gavin Flood
14 May 2008

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya-samhita 1

Professor Gavin Flood
26 Jan 2009

The Jayakhya-samhita is one of the three gems of the Pancaratra or tantric Vaishnavism. This early medieval text contains material on cosmology, ritual, and the construction of mantras. The seminar will focus on selected chapters.

 
Bibliography
Gupta, S. The Laskmi Tantra (Delhi: MLBD, 2000 [1972]). 
Krishnamacharya, Embar (ed) The Jayakhyasamhita of the Pancaratra Agama (Baroda: Gaekwad Oriental Series, 1967).
Matsubara, M. Pancaratra Samhitas and Early Vaisnava Theology (Delhi; MLBD, 1994).
Shrader, Otto Introduction to the Pancaratra and the Ahirbudhnya Samhita (Adyar: Adyar Library, 1916).
Smith, H.D. A Descriptive Bibliography of the printed Texts of the Pancaratragama 2 vols. (Baroda: Gawkwad Oriental Series, 1975 and 1980).

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya-samhita 2

Professor Gavin Flood
2 Feb 2009

The Jayakhya-samhita is one of the three gems of the Pancaratra or tantric Vaishnavism. This early medieval text contains material on cosmology, ritual, and the construction of mantras. The seminar will focus on selected chapters.

 
Bibliography
Gupta, S. The Laskmi Tantra (Delhi: MLBD, 2000 [1972]). 
Krishnamacharya, Embar (ed) The Jayakhyasamhita of the Pancaratra Agama (Baroda: Gaekwad Oriental Series, 1967).
Matsubara, M. Pancaratra Samhitas and Early Vaisnava Theology (Delhi; MLBD, 1994).
Shrader, Otto Introduction to the Pancaratra and the Ahirbudhnya Samhita (Adyar: Adyar Library, 1916).
Smith, H.D. A Descriptive Bibliography of the printed Texts of the Pancaratragama 2 vols. (Baroda: Gawkwad Oriental Series, 1975 and 1980).

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya-samhita 3

Professor Gavin Flood
9 Feb 2009

The Jayakhya-samhita is one of the three gems of the Pancaratra or tantric Vaishnavism. This early medieval text contains material on cosmology, ritual, and the construction of mantras. The seminar will focus on selected chapters.

 
Bibliography
Gupta, S. The Laskmi Tantra (Delhi: MLBD, 2000 [1972]). 
Krishnamacharya, Embar (ed) The Jayakhyasamhita of the Pancaratra Agama (Baroda: Gaekwad Oriental Series, 1967).
Matsubara, M. Pancaratra Samhitas and Early Vaisnava Theology (Delhi; MLBD, 1994).
Shrader, Otto Introduction to the Pancaratra and the Ahirbudhnya Samhita (Adyar: Adyar Library, 1916).
Smith, H.D. A Descriptive Bibliography of the printed Texts of the Pancaratragama 2 vols. (Baroda: Gawkwad Oriental Series, 1975 and 1980).

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya-samhita 4

Professor Gavin Flood
16 Feb 2009

The Jayakhya-samhita is one of the three gems of the Pancaratra or tantric Vaishnavism. This early medieval text contains material on cosmology, ritual, and the construction of mantras. The seminar will focus on selected chapters.

 
Bibliography
Gupta, S. The Laskmi Tantra (Delhi: MLBD, 2000 [1972]). 
Krishnamacharya, Embar (ed) The Jayakhyasamhita of the Pancaratra Agama (Baroda: Gaekwad Oriental Series, 1967).
Matsubara, M. Pancaratra Samhitas and Early Vaisnava Theology (Delhi; MLBD, 1994).
Shrader, Otto Introduction to the Pancaratra and the Ahirbudhnya Samhita (Adyar: Adyar Library, 1916).
Smith, H.D. A Descriptive Bibliography of the printed Texts of the Pancaratragama 2 vols. (Baroda: Gawkwad Oriental Series, 1975 and 1980).
 

 

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya-samhita 5

Professor Gavin Flood
23 Feb 2009

The Jayakhya-samhita is one of the three gems of the Pancaratra or tantric Vaishnavism. This early medieval text contains material on cosmology, ritual, and the construction of mantras. The seminar will focus on selected chapters.

 
Bibliography
Gupta, S. The Laskmi Tantra (Delhi: MLBD, 2000 [1972]). 
Krishnamacharya, Embar (ed) The Jayakhyasamhita of the Pancaratra Agama (Baroda: Gaekwad Oriental Series, 1967).
Matsubara, M. Pancaratra Samhitas and Early Vaisnava Theology (Delhi; MLBD, 1994).
Shrader, Otto Introduction to the Pancaratra and the Ahirbudhnya Samhita (Adyar: Adyar Library, 1916).
Smith, H.D. A Descriptive Bibliography of the printed Texts of the Pancaratragama 2 vols. (Baroda: Gawkwad Oriental Series, 1975 and 1980).
 

 

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya-samhita 6

Professor Gavin Flood
2 Mar 2009

The Jayakhya-samhita is one of the three gems of the Pancaratra or tantric Vaishnavism. This early medieval text contains material on cosmology, ritual, and the construction of mantras. The seminar will focus on selected chapters.

 
Bibliography
Gupta, S. The Laskmi Tantra (Delhi: MLBD, 2000 [1972]). 
Krishnamacharya, Embar (ed) The Jayakhyasamhita of the Pancaratra Agama (Baroda: Gaekwad Oriental Series, 1967).
Matsubara, M. Pancaratra Samhitas and Early Vaisnava Theology (Delhi; MLBD, 1994).
Shrader, Otto Introduction to the Pancaratra and the Ahirbudhnya Samhita (Adyar: Adyar Library, 1916).
Smith, H.D. A Descriptive Bibliography of the printed Texts of the Pancaratragama 2 vols. (Baroda: Gawkwad Oriental Series, 1975 and 1980).

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Hinduism II: Hindu ideas of liberation Lecture 7: The Pancaratra

Professor Gavin Flood
4 Mar 2009

These lectures will examine conceptions of liberation and paths leading to liberation in the history of ‘Hindu’ traditions. After an introductory lecture that raises some of the theological questions about the relation of path to goal and the importance of ritual and asceticism in the history of Indian religions, we will begin with an examination of Samkhya, the philosophical backdrop of Yoga, and move on to the opening Yoga-sutras, their ideal of liberation as isolation (kaivalya), and the means of achieving that goal. We will trace the development of devotion (bhakti) and examine bhakti and yoga in the Bhagavad Gita before moving into the medieval period. Here the lectures will describe some developments of bhakti in vernacular literatures, focusing on both texts that advocate devotion to iconic forms and the later texts that advocate devotion to an absolute without qualities. Here we will also examine the importance of ritual texts and the relation between ritual, devotion and yoga. Lastly we will trace the themes of liberation and path with examples from selected tantric traditions within Vaisnavism and Saivism.

 
While the lectures will place texts in their historical contexts, the course will not examine texts in a strictly chronological sequence, the stress being on theme. Throughout we will raise critical theological questions through engaging with texts in translation and raise the question about the extent to which liberation is a rhetoric that overlays other cultural forces. By the end of the course the student should have an understanding of soteriology in Hindu traditions, an understanding of some the main literatures associated with this, and an awareness of the philosophical and theological problems entailed. These lectures are aimed at students of theology and religious studies.

Related: General, Pancaratra

Readings in the Jayakhya-samhita 7

Professor Gavin Flood
9 Mar 2009

The Jayakhya-samhita is one of the three gems of the Pancaratra or tantric Vaishnavism. This early medieval text contains material on cosmology, ritual, and the construction of mantras. The seminar will focus on selected chapters.

 
Bibliography
Gupta, S. The Laskmi Tantra (Delhi: MLBD, 2000 [1972]). 
Krishnamacharya, Embar (ed) The Jayakhyasamhita of the Pancaratra Agama (Baroda: Gaekwad Oriental Series, 1967).
Matsubara, M. Pancaratra Samhitas and Early Vaisnava Theology (Delhi; MLBD, 1994).
Shrader, Otto Introduction to the Pancaratra and the Ahirbudhnya Samhita (Adyar: Adyar Library, 1916).
Smith, H.D. A Descriptive Bibliography of the printed Texts of the Pancaratragama 2 vols. (Baroda: Gawkwad Oriental Series, 1975 and 1980).

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya-samhita 1

Professor Gavin Flood
7 May 2009

The Jayakhya-samhita is one of the three gems of the Pancaratra or tantric Vaishnavism. This early medieval text contains material on cosmology, ritual, and the construction of mantras. The seminar will focus on selected chapters.

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya-samhita 2

Professor Gavin Flood
14 May 2009

The Jayakhya-samhita is one of the three gems of the Pancaratra or tantric Vaishnavism. This early medieval text contains material on cosmology, ritual, and the construction of mantras. The seminar will focus on selected chapters.

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya-samhita 3

Professor Gavin Flood
21 May 2009

The Jayakhya-samhita is one of the three gems of the Pancaratra or tantric Vaishnavism. This early medieval text contains material on cosmology, ritual, and the construction of mantras. The seminar will focus on selected chapters.

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya-samhita 4

Professor Gavin Flood
28 May 2009

The Jayakhya-samhita is one of the three gems of the Pancaratra or tantric Vaishnavism. This early medieval text contains material on cosmology, ritual, and the construction of mantras. The seminar will focus on selected chapters.

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya-samhita 5

Professor Gavin Flood
4 Jun 2009

The Jayakhya-samhita is one of the three gems of the Pancaratra or tantric Vaishnavism. This early medieval text contains material on cosmology, ritual, and the construction of mantras. The seminar will focus on selected chapters.

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya-samhita 6

Professor Gavin Flood
11 Jun 2009

The Jayakhya-samhita is one of the three gems of the Pancaratra or tantric Vaishnavism. This early medieval text contains material on cosmology, ritual, and the construction of mantras. The seminar will focus on selected chapters.

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya-samhita 7

Professor Gavin Flood
18 Jun 2009

The Jayakhya-samhita is one of the three gems of the Pancaratra or tantric Vaishnavism. This early medieval text contains material on cosmology, ritual, and the construction of mantras. The seminar will focus on selected chapters.

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya Samhita 1

Professor Gavin Flood
22 Oct 2009

We will continue to read through this long text; the ritual sections from chapter 10.

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya Samhita 2

Professor Gavin Flood
29 Oct 2009

We will continue to read through this long text; the ritual sections from chapter 10.

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya Samhita 3

Professor Gavin Flood
5 Nov 2009

We will continue to read through this long text; the ritual sections from chapter 10.

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya Samhita 4

Professor Gavin Flood
12 Nov 2009

We will continue to read through this long text; the ritual sections from chapter 10.

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya Samhita 5

Professor Gavin Flood
19 Nov 2009

We will continue to read through this long text; the ritual sections from chapter 10.

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya Samhita 6

Professor Gavin Flood
26 Nov 2009

We will continue to read through this long text; the ritual sections from chapter 10.

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya Samhita 7

Professor Gavin Flood
3 Dec 2009

We will continue to read through this long text; the ritual sections from chapter 10.

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya Samhita: Session One

Professor Gavin Flood
22 Jan 2010

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya Samhita: Session Two

Professor Gavin Flood
29 Jan 2010

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayottaratantra: Session One

Shivdasani Seminar
Dr Diwakar Acharya
1 Feb 2010

Recently I have located a 14th century palm-leaf manuscript of Jayottaratantra in the National Archives, Kathmandu, and am preparing an edition of it. Previously, we had no access to this text though the title appears in the list of Āgamas found in the Pādma- and Pārameśvarasaṃhitā, and also in the Pañcarātrarakṣā of Vedāntadeśika. The Jayottaratantra, in fact, serves as the foundational layer of the Jayākhya-saṃhitā, one of the earliest available Vaiṣṇava Tantras. The Jayottaratantra is quite concise and contains approximately 400 verses. Unlike the printed version of the Jayākhyasaṃhitā that contains nearly 5000 verses, it is coherent and consistent. I will report on special features of this text along with those of other three early Vaiṣṇava Tantras from Nepal, in one of my lectures.

However, in these two seminars, I propose to read the ninth chapter that deals with Yoga from my edition of the text. We will interpret the text, occasionally discuss philological problems, and compare the text with the corresponding chapter of the Jayākhyasaṃhitā

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya Samhita: Session Three

Professor Gavin Flood
5 Feb 2010

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya Samhita: Session Four

Professor Gavin Flood
12 Feb 2010

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayottaratantra: Session Two

Shivdasani Seminar
Dr Diwakar Acharya
15 Feb 2010

Recently I have located a 14th century palm-leaf manuscript of Jayottaratantra in the National Archives, Kathmandu, and am preparing an edition of it. Previously, we had no access to this text though the title appears in the list of Āgamas found in the Pādma- and Pārameśvarasaṃhitā, and also in the Pañcarātrarakṣā of Vedāntadeśika. The Jayottaratantra, in fact, serves as the foundational layer of the Jayākhya-saṃhitā, one of the earliest available Vaiṣṇava Tantras. The Jayottaratantra is quite concise and contains approximately 400 verses. Unlike the printed version of the Jayākhyasaṃhitā that contains nearly 5000 verses, it is coherent and consistent. I will report on special features of this text along with those of other three early Vaiṣṇava Tantras from Nepal, in one of my lectures.

However, in these two seminars, I propose to read the ninth chapter that deals with Yoga from my edition of the text. We will interpret the text, occasionally discuss philological problems, and compare the text with the corresponding chapter of the Jayākhyasaṃhitā

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya Samhita: Session Five

Professor Gavin Flood
19 Feb 2010

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya Samhita: Session Six

Professor Gavin Flood
26 Feb 2010

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya Samhita: Session Seven

Professor Gavin Flood
5 Mar 2010

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya Samhita: Session Two

Professor Gavin Flood
7 Apr 2010

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya Samhita: Session One

Professor Gavin Flood
30 Apr 2010

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya Samhita: Session Three

Professor Gavin Flood
14 May 2010

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya Samhita: Session Four

Professor Gavin Flood
21 May 2010

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya Samhita: Session Five

Professor Gavin Flood
28 May 2010

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya Samhita: Session Six

Professor Gavin Flood
4 Jun 2010

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya Samhita: Session Seven

Professor Gavin Flood
11 Jun 2010

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya Samhita: Session Eight

Professor Gavin Flood
18 Jun 2010

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in Tantric Texts: Session One

Professor Gavin Flood
14 Oct 2010

We will continue to read the Jayakhya Samhita

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in Tantric Texts: Session Three

Professor Gavin Flood
28 Oct 2010

We will continue to read the Jayakhya Samhita

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in Tantric Texts: Session Four

Professor Gavin Flood
4 Nov 2010

We will continue to read the Jayakhya Samhita

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in Tantric Texts: Session Five

Professor Gavin Flood
11 Nov 2010

We will continue to read the Jayakhya Samhita

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in Tantric Texts: Session Six

Professor Gavin Flood
18 Nov 2010

We will continue to read the Jayakhya Samhita

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Jayakhya Samhita: Session Eight

Professor Gavin Flood
3 Dec 2010

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Tantric Texts: Jayakhya Samhita, Session One

Professor Gavin Flood
24 Jan 2011

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Tantric Texts: Jayakhya Samhita, Session Two

Professor Gavin Flood
31 Jan 2011

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Tantric Texts: Jayakhya Samhita, Session Three

Professor Gavin Flood
7 Feb 2011

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Tantric Texts: Jayakhya Samhita, Session Four

Professor Gavin Flood
14 Feb 2011

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Tantric Texts: Jayakhya Samhita, Session Five

Professor Gavin Flood
21 Feb 2011

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Tantric Texts: Jayakhya Samhita, Session Six

Professor Gavin Flood
28 Feb 2011

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in the Tantric Texts: Jayakhya Samhita, Session Seven

Professor Gavin Flood
7 Mar 2011

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit

Readings in Tantric Texts: Session Two

Professor Gavin Flood
21 Oct 2011

We will continue to read the Jayakhya Samhita

Related: Pancaratra, Sanskrit