Ceremonial Objects of the Tibetan Lamas

by Dr. V. Suguna Sharma

The people of Tibet and their religion have been insepara-ble. Originally the Bon religion dominated Tibet. In the seventh century the Mahayana form of Buddhism was brought into Tibet by the two wives of the Tibetan King Srong-tsan Llampo, along with the scared images and Sanskrit manuscripts, literature of the Tibetans. One Guru Padmasambhava founded the “Lamaism” in Tibet, Tibet-ans Lamaism is a branch of Mahayana form of Buddhism and the study of Lamaism, its growth and spread is both fascinating and baffling. The monasteries and temples conduct daily services during which the lamas officiate at the higher services held on certain days to commemorate special events in the life of Buddha and there are also ser-vices for Padmasambhava, the founder of Lamaism. The objects used during the different ceremonies and rituals are of great interest and most of them are unknown to the outer world other than the Tibetans. Hence this study, in which an attempt has been made to bring to light these rare specimens used by the lamas is their day to day rituals and on special occasions as well.

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Dr. V. Suguna Sarma, Assistant Director in the Andhra Pradesh State Department of Archaeology & Museums, Hyderabad has had a brilliant academic career. She ob-tained M.A., M. Phil, and Ph.d degrees from Osmania University, Hyderabad. She is associated with several Academic bodies, Institutions and Universities as life mem-ber of Indian Art Historical Society and Andhra Pradesh History Congress. She is rendering services as external jury to Vishwa Bharati University, Shantiniketan, Bolpur (West Bengal) and is recognized as resource person of the Sri Potti Sri Ramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad.

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Author Dr. V. Suguna Sharma
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Pages 88
Binding Hardcover

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