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Chs. , his "thrones" in the directions of the compass) and of the threefold &akti; 12, on nydsa thereof; 13, on ninefold worship. Chapter 14 deals with the Yoginis and their worship; 15, with initiation into fearsome rites; 16, with flowers; 17, with the vidydcakra; 18, with japa; 19, with the bhautikacakra for specialized results; 20, with homa; 21, with nine vratas; 23, with the mantra of Mrtyumjaya; 42 The title Brahmayamala occurs only intermittently in the colophons from ch. 27 onwards. Other generic names found in the colophons are (Maha)Bhairavatantra and Dvadasasahasraka.

I, p. LXIV, discussing the Nityahnikatilaka by MTJKTAKA; this may be a special case (an incorrect digest). P. C, p. LXVII. 129 BAGCHI, ed. KJN, p. V; HAZRA, Upapuranas, II, p. 180 (in connection with the Upapuranas); cf. also L. RENOTJ, Histoire de la langue sanskrite, Lyon 1956, p. 94. 130 There is such an affirmation in Buddhist Tantric literature; see the long quotation from the Vimalaprabha (comm. on the Kalacakratantra) discussed by BAGCHI, ed. of the KJN, p. V. In our view, BAGCHI misses the right interpretation of the passage.

It is now necessary to have a look at a few preserved texts which label themselves as Yamalas. One of the earliest and most important is certainly the 40 A Virayamala is quoted in Siva Upadhyaya's comm. on the VBT, vs. 138; cf. LAS, p. 125; KAVIRAJ, TSah, p. —For the KrsNayamala, see below, p. 109. 41 The BY is the basic text (mula) of all Yamalas according to the JY, ch. 41 (BAGCHI, Studies, p. 112). 42 T. Goudriaan • Hindu Tantric Literature in Sanskrit Brahmayamala41 or, more accurately, the Picumata from the Brahmayamala42.

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