Volume I Chapters 1 to 13
Collection : Collection Indologie
Collection's number: 114.1
Edition: EFEO, Institut français de Pondichéry (IFP)
Publication date: 2010
Status : Disponible
ISBN-13 : 978-2-85539-105-2
ISSN : 0073-8352
Width : 17,5 cm
Height : 24,5 cm
Weight : 0,5 kg
Number of pages : 203
Distributor : EFEO Pondichéry Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org, distributeur online : email@example.com, distributeur Chennai : firstname.lastname@example.org
Geography : Inde
Language : Sanskrit
Place : Pondichéry
Support : Papier
The Sūkṣmāgama is a hitherto unpublished and importantSaivagama dealing with many Saiva rituals as they are performed in temples. It is held to be one of the twenty-eight fundamental scriptures of the Saivasiddhanta. The present volume furnishes a critical edition of the first thirteen chapters, out of a total of about a hundred. The edition is based on the collation of eight paper manuscripts and is prefaced by an introduction (both in English and in Sanskrit) that gives a detailed summary of the edited text. The reader will find here treatment of many rites, such as the punyahavacana (a rite rarely described at length in other scriptures), the preparation of thepancagavya, rites for the worship of Siva in temples, the fire worship, and finally a very detailed description of the grand temple festival.
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S. Sambandhaśivācārya has been working in the French Institute of Pondicherry since 1969 in the project of critically editing the Śaivāgama-s. Coming from a family of temple priests, well- versed in the domain of temple rituals and with a long experience in reading various ancient scripts, he has made significant contributions to the first critical editions of Āgama-s such as the Mataṅgapārameśvara, Sārdhatriśatikālottara, Rauravottara, Ajita and Dīptāgama.
T. Ganesan has been working as a Senior Researcher in the French Institute of Pondicherry since 1985. Under his current research project “A Comprehensive History of Śaivasiddhānta in Tamilnadu”, he has published a monograph entitled Two Śaiva Teachers of the sixteenth century. Nigamajñāna I and his disciple Nigamajñāna II. He also has published a first critical edition of the Varuṇapaddhati, an ancient Śaiva text, along with the unpublished commentary of Nigamajñāna II. He has authored several articles on Śaivism in general and Śaivasiddhānta.