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    Buddhist goddesses of India / Miranda Shaw.
    by Shaw, Miranda Eberle, 1954-
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    Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2006.
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    0691127581 (alk. paper)
    9780691127583 (alk. paper)
    9789780691127
    978069112X
    0691028535 (cloth : alk. paper)
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    xi, 571 p., 16 p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
    Contents: 
    Acknowledgments -- Note on transliteration -- Introduction -- pt. 1. Ascent of the sacred female in early Buddhism -- 1. Pṛthivī : Mother Earth -- 2. Māyādevī : the Buddha's wondrous mother and her sacred grove -- 3. Yakṣiṇīs : voluptuous, magical nature spirits -- 4. Śrī Lakṣmī : glorious good fortune -- 5. Hārītī : goddess of motherly love -- 6. Female Buddhas : the case of Gotamī --
    pt. 2. Mahayana mothers of liberation -- 7. Goddesses in the Flower Ornament Scripture -- 8. Prajñāpāramitā : luminous mother of perfect wisdom -- 9. Parṇaśavarī : healing goddess clothed in leaves -- 10. Mārīcī : lady of sunrise splendor -- 11. Jāṅgulī : the Buddhist snake goddess -- 12. Sarasvatī : divine muse -- 13. Vasudhārā : Lady Bountiful -- 14. Cundā : saving grace -- 15. Sitātapatrā : invincible goddess with a thousand heads and hands -- 16. Uṣṇīṣavijayā : bestower of long life and immortality -- 17. Tārā : Mahayana Buddha, universal savior --
    pt. 3. Tantric female Buddhas -- 18. Vajrayoginī : her dance is total freedom -- 19. Nairātmyā : her body is the sky -- 20. Chinnamuṇḍā : severed-headed goddess -- 21. Siṃhamukhā : lion-faced female Buddha -- 22. Kurukullā : lion-faced female Buddha -- 22. Kurukullā : red enchantress with flowered bow -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Glossary of Tibetan -- Bibliography -- Index.
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