[INDOLOGY] Verses on Taptamudra

mbroo at abo.fi mbroo at abo.fi
Sat Oct 28 09:40:46 UTC 2017

Dear Colleagues,

I am working on a text on Vaishnava rituals (HaribhaktivilAsa) that in  
one of its chapters deals with taptamudrAdhAraNA. I am wondering what  
source the mid-16th century author has used. The author refers to  
several Puranic verses, but also obscure shruti sources such as the  
yajuHkaThAzAkhA (dhRtordhvapuNDraH kRtacakradhArI...), and atharvan  
(ebhir vayam urukramasya cihnair...). Such verses sound mAdhva to me,  
and indeed they can be found in VijayIndra's CakramImAmsA, but that  
text is a little too late to be the source for my text. My question  
therefore is, are there any older mAdhva texts dealing with  

Best regards
Dr. Måns Broo
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Editor of Temenos, Nordic Journal of Comparative Religion
Åbo Akademi University
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