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By Akihiko Seki, Elizabeth Heilman Brooke

Be it the mountain scorching spring retreats of Japan or the crystal transparent waters of the Pacific, this exploration takes you to the main beautiful hotels round Asia. besides breathtaking photos taken by means of the writer, Asian Resorts comprises specific tales according to firsthand interviews. This booklet drops you into a dream international of the therapeutic powers of a traditional spa, the clean air that incorporates wooded area hikes, the fantastic wonders of snorkeling amidst tropical coral reefs, and the easy joys of fishing, golf, unique cooking and extra.

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Apart from innumerable references in Newar liturgies, several references to this form of Svacchandabhairava have also been found in inscriptions. I am grateful to Nutan fsarma for pointing this out to me. Even at the initial scriptural level, when the Tantra was compiled, Svacchandabhairava served as an intermediary between the mild SadaSiva of the SiddhSnta and the fierce Bhairava of the Bhairava Tantras. Subsequently, in the course of the development of his liturgies amongst the Newars, he became the esoteric identity of PaSupati.

49 tatra candraprabho nama raja kadambavamsajah [-vamsajah] I fasita sarvalokanam tridaiadhipatir yatha II (Ibid. 42/33) 50 It is significant in this regard that Vidyananda, a fourteenth-century South Indian commentator on the NityasodaiikSrnava 'seems to have possessed', as the editors of the KMT inform us, "a fair knowledge of the texts of the Kubjika school because he repeatedly refers to them" (Goudriaan and Schoterman 1988: 18). Mahesvarananda, who was a disciple of Vidyananda and lived in the part of South India ruled at that time by the Cholas, quotes from Kubjika sources in three places in his auto-commentary on the MaharthmanjarT (two on p.

It is this connection and identification, enacted ritually at prime moments in the liturgical cycle, which keeps the king’s goddess powerful. Thus the source of power and, ultimately, the most fundamental identity of SiddhilaksmT - the lineage goddess of the king - is Kubjika, the lineage goddess of his priest. But despite her truly extraordinary importance for Newar Saktas, the goddess Kubjika, unlike the popular goddesses Kali and Tripura, is virtually unknown outside the circles of her Newar initiates in the Kathmandu Valley.

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