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Zorin A. Texts on Tantric Fierce Rites from an Ancient Tibetan Scroll Kept at the IOM RAS // Buddhism and Society. Papers for the International Conference on Buddhism and Society, 13-15 January 2013. Sarnath, Varanasi: Central University of Tibetan Studies, 2013. P. 118-132.


My paper is based on the study of an unique Tibetan manuscript scroll dated probably from the 13th century although it is kept as a part of the collection of Tibetan texts from Dunhuang at the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences. It was included there mistakenly - some texts of the scroll are attributed to Dpal Rga lo, otherwise known as Rgwa Lotsawa, a 12th century Tibetan translator who brought some texts and rituals connected with Mahākāla from India to Tibet and who himself wrote some texts on the deity. From the paleographic point of view, the scroll resembles very much some Khara Khoto texts so it is not excepted at all that it was brought by Col. Pyotr Kozlov (1863-1935) to St Petersburg from Khara-Khoto...

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Buddhist Tantra
fierce rites
Mahakala
Tibetan manuscripts
Vishnu Narasingha

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