Esoteric Mudras of Japan

8.75 x x 11.25", 509 pp., over 200 line drawings, cloth, d.j., New Delhi, 1999. Item #9437
ISBN: 8186471561

Mudras or postures of the hands have been central to the iconography and ritual of the esoteric Mantrayana and Vjrayana denominations of the Tantras. This book studies and illustrates mudras of the Garbhadhatu and Vajradhatu mandalas, of Homa and Eighteen-Step rites, and of main Buddhas and Bodhisattavas, gods and goddesses of various sutras and tantras.

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