Mahidhara's Mantra Mahodadhih, Vol.2
Tantra Granthamala, Text in Sanskrit and English Translation
by Ram Kumar Rai
Price(Hardbound): 1,000.00 INR
Language: Sanskrit & English
Year of Pub.: 2010
About Mahidhara's Mantra Mahodadhih, Vol.2:
It goes without saying that "Mantravidya" constitutes an integral part of our multi-dimensional cultural heritage. We are already aware of the tradition of the uninterrupted oral transmission of Vedic mantras beginning 5000 B.C. or 2000 B.C. or even earlier, down to the present times. As recorded by Yaska (900 B.C.) there was a school of thought (Kautsa's name is specifically mentioned by Yaska) which regarded the mantras just as a collection of utterances of divine sounds with their irreversible sequence, devoid of any sematic relevance (mantra anarthakah). Even the Saundaryalahari ascribed to Sankara (800 A.D.) concludes with dedication of utterances of prayers consisting of words generated by Mother Goddess. Herself to Herself (tvadiyabhir vagbhis tava janani vacam stutir iyam).