Candradāsa’s Tārāstuti

Hanneder, Jürgen

In: Dimitrov, Dragomir ; Hahn, Michael ; Steiner, Roland (Hrsgg.): Essays and Studies on Buddhist Sanskrit Literature. Dedicated to Claus Vogel by Colleagues, Students, and Friends.. Indica et Tibetica Verlag 2008, pp. 171-185 (Indica et Tibetica ; 36) . ISBN 978-3-923776-36-8

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In 1937 Rāhula Sāṅkṛtyāyana published a transcript of a hymn to Tārā that is attributed in the commentary to one Candradāsa. Unfortunately only the beginning of the commentary is given in the catalogue (see below). The Tārāstuti is a brief devotional text that consists of one opening verse, which expresses adoration of the goddess Tārā and announces the work, and nine verses that describe the "dangers" (bhaya) from which the devotee is saved when he calls the deity's name; these are lions, wild elephants, fire, snakes, thieves, imprisonment, water, Vetālas and poverty.

Document type: Book Section
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2020
ISBN: 978-3-923776-36-8
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Literatures of other languages
Controlled Keywords: Tārā, Sanskrit
Uncontrolled Keywords: Indien, Literatur, Übersetzung / India, Literature, Translation
Subject (classification): Indology
Countries/Regions: India
Series: Personen > Schriften von Jürgen Hanneder
Volume: 17