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1 Prof Biswanarayan Shastri
Kalika Purana (Text, Introduction and Translation in English)
Chaukhambha Publications; New Delhi, India; 1991; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
The Kalika-purana is one of the eighteen (upa) puranas, and it occupies a prominent place in the vast puranic leterature. Though technically an upa-purana, it is called Kalika-purana or Kali-purana, composed to popularise the cult of Sakti, particularly the worship of The Mother Goddess Kamakhya. The first half of the Kalika-p. (though not divided in to parts) deals with the marriage of Sati to Siva, her death and re-birth and re-union with Siva, the identification of Mahamaya (Goddess) with Kamakhya, the Naraka myth and Vasistha's curse on Kamakhya etc. The second half deals exclusively the ritual procedure of worshipping the, Goddess. K. P. also gives a vivid description of the hills, rivers and secred places of Kama-rupa, with the presiding deities. The Kalika-purana was composed in Kamarupa (Assam); in late ninth century. The text of the K. P. has been edited critically by comparing all the printed text including one edited by the present author and four manuscripts, two from India office Library, London. The Sanskrit text is followed by a faithful English translation. The work is published in two volumes running in 1400 pages, and a third volume, containing verse-index, notes, study etc. will be published shortly.K. R. Vankooji's worship of Goddess According to the Kalika-purana was consulted.Printed Pages: 1716. 100593

Price: 36.00 USD
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2 Biswanarayan Shastri (Ed. & Tr.)
Kalikapurane Murtivinirdesah
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts/MLBD; New Delhi, India; 1994; 8120811240 / 9788120811249; Hardcover; New; New; 
Most of the Pura?as contain sections devoted to the arts. In some they provide context while in others, they are akin to the texts of form and technique, specially silpa, citra, na?ya and n?tya. A free narrative style of the Pura?as facilitates an understanding of the silpa (i.e. measurement, proportion and iconography) and the Agama aspect (i.e. ritual and the worship methodologies) together. Also, since the Pura?as are texts which move freely in time and space, social strata, they are able to make connections between different levels of society as also in different periods of history. The present volume Kalikapura?e Murtivinirdesa?, is a selection of 550 verses from the Kalika Pura?a roughly ascribed to the period between tenth and eleventh centuries CE. It is an important landmark for understanding the iconography as also the ritual practices related to Saiva images particularly the Devi in eastern India. The sculptured style of medieval eastern India is distinctive and cannot be mistaken for contemporary sculptural style prevalent in Bengal and Orissa. What is true of the sculptural style is also true of the iconographical details of images from Assam and specially some only recently excavated and housed in the Assam State Museum. For understanding the iconography of these images, the Kalika Pura?a is an indispensable tool. The detailed descriptions enable one to comprehend the particularities of the iconographical details. The Pura?a is specially concerned with Kamakhya, Kali and Kapali-Bhairavi. The fusion of the legend and the iconographical details can, no doubt, help in further interpretative work on eastern India sculpture. Equally significant are the sections relating to the methodogies of worship through rituals. Very fine and sensitive details are enumerated as to how to meditate upon and worship the Goddess specially Kamesvari (Kamakhya). 101599

Price: 5.50 USD
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3 Biswanarayan Shastri
Mimansa Philosophy and Kumarila Bhatta
Nag Publishers; Delhi, India; 1995; First Edition; Softcover; New; 
Printed Pages: 100. 103971

Price: 3.00 USD
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4 Biswanarayan Shastri
Samavaya Foundation of Nyaya Vaisesika Philosophy
Sharada Publishing House; Delhi, India; 1993; 8185616167 / 9788185616162; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 324. 032309

Price: 14.25 USD
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5 Biswanarayan Shastri
The Kalika Purana, 3 Vols
Nag Publishers; Delhi, India; 2008; 8170816491 / 9788170816492; Hardcover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 808. 103851

Price: 35.00 USD
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