Tantra – tradiţia hinduistă has 6 ratings and 1 review. A synthetic presentation of the Hinduist branch of Tantra – the domain, the world-view and Tantra. Bibliographic Details. Title: EL TANTRA: La tradicion hindu. Publisher: Kairós. Binding: Encuadernación de tapa blanda. Book Condition: Nuevo. About this title. The Hindu Tantric world: an overview by André Padoux(Book) 8 editions La lumière sur les tantras: chapitres 1 à 5 du Tantrāloka by Abhinavagupta(Book).

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Padoux has a task of succinctly organizing rituals, beliefs, theology, and philosophical tenants that have since grown out of this given name and tradition.

Padoux does a good job of showing how for Tantra functioned within both Vedic and medieval Hinduism. It was in the modern era that Tantra grew and progressed alongside and outside of Hinduism.

The Hindu Tantric World

The Hindu Tantric World explores the complex and elaborate rituals, mantras, and systems that are considered Tantric. It also explores how many mainstream Hindu rituals and mantras are can be classified as Tantric, if one is padouxx the scholarly definitions attributed to the classifications of Tantra.

The abdre religious elements now denominated as Tantra were one of the ways the Indian continent functioned for fifteen hundred years and a crucial example of religious praxis.


Padoux explores how one must view Tantra from within Hinduism as well as from the outside, with the addition of a Western lens, as it was the West that codified Tantra, deciding that Tantric practices were operating on a different wavelength, with a different set of rules and outcomes.

The Hindu Tantric World pushes against this with its chapters exploring the historical accounts and the texts, traditions, and rituals.

Padoux wants to show that even with the codification of Tantra, both it and Hinduism continue to interplay with each other. This is an excellent text to be used within the classroom as an introductory text on Tantra as well as a consolidated resource for scholars. For those that have want to understand the intricate underpinnings of Tantra and for the seeker looking for a clear survey of a tradition that at times has been shrouded in mystery and misrepresentation, this book is a valued resource.

The book situates itself within the Hindu religion, the Sanskrit tradition, and the historical narratives which nourish its roots. It is important to explore Hinduism to help illustrate the complexities of Tantra. Padoux also goes into detail regarding Tantric padoyx on body, sex, mantras, and locations. The bulk of the book is well written and backed up with primary and secondary sources.


The last two chapters, those focused on modern Tantra, seemed a bit informal and sporadic.

El tantra: La tradición hindú – André Padoux – Google Books

The chapter did not adequately engage with the material presented in the previous chapters nor explore the future of Tantra. These two chapters do however, show that Tantra, both within Hinduism and on its own, is still a living tradition.

The Hindu Tantric World: An Overview wants to leave the reader tanra a clearer understanding of the efforts that are undertaken to achieve a more perfect relationship with the divine and all that is considered Tantric. Please read our policy on commenting. Skip to main content.

Tantra – tradiţia hinduistă

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