[INDOLOGY] Verses on Taptamudra

Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at umich.edu
Sat Oct 28 13:42:44 UTC 2017

Hello Måns,

     In part you may be dealing with Madhva's citations that are considered
to be imagined texts by the critics of the Mādhvas.  For a critique of this
practice of Taptamudrādhāraṇa, you can consult Appayya Dīkṣita's
Madhvatantramukhamardana and Bhaṭṭoji Dīkṣita's Tantrādhikārinirṇaya.
Perhaps these critiques contain some discussion of the Madhvaite sources
for this practice.

Madhav Deshpande

On Sat, Oct 28, 2017 at 2:40 AM, Måns Broo via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> 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 TaptamudrAdhAraNA?
> Best regards
> Måns
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