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Series : Emerging Perceptions in Buddhist Studies (no. 25)
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The Kalacakra Tantra Vol.1

Translation, Annotation and Commentary by: Niraj Kumar



ISBN: 9788124610695
Year Of Publication: 2022
Edition: 1st
Pages : xxxiv, 651
Bibliographic Details : Bibliography, Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld and Mody University, Laxmangarh, Rajasthan
Size: 25
Weight: 1350


The Kalacakra Tantra was the last major Tantrik text written in India before the decline of Buddhism. The book has left indelible influence over different regions of Asia in last thousand years of its journey. Apart from the Vimalprabha commentary composed during the mid-11th century, there is no verse by verse commentary available to the general reader. Kumar has attempted translation of the full text from Sanskrit original and has also contributed a new detailed commentary. This book locates mysterious Sambhala and Oddiyana. The book further delves into the chronology of legendary Kalki kings.



– Swami Paranand Tirth

• His Holiness Twelfth Gyalwang Drukpa, Head of Drukpa Kagyu Sect, Hemis Monastery, Ladakh, India
• His Holiness Khamba Lama Gabju Choijamts Demberel, Spiritual Head of Mongolian Buddhism, Mongolia
• Semo Saraswati Lama, Kyabje Chatral Rinpoche Gonpa, Pharping, Nepal
• Padmashri Rambahadur Rai, President, Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi, India
• Lama Chosphel Zotpa, President, Himalayan Buddhist Cultural Association, New Delhi, India


General Introduction: The Final Phase of Indic Buddhism

  1.  Linguistics and Cosmography
  2. Calendar and Planetary Computations
  3. Omenology and Machines
  4. Kalkī Section

Appendix 1: Calculation Algorithm on the Astronomy Section of the Kālacakra Tantra

Appendix II: Zodiac Signs (Rāśi)

Appendix III
Appendix IV
Appendix V
Appendix VI: Bhūtasaṁkhyā System of Word-notation of Numerals
Appendix VII: Kangyur and Tengyur Appendix VIII: Chronology of Dalai Lamas



Meet the Author
Niraj Kumar (b. 1973- ) is the author of magnum opus on Asian Integration, Arise Asia: Respond to White Peril (2003). He received initiation from Swami Ranganathananda-ji Maharaj of Ramakrishna Mission in 1992 and pursuing with perseverance the mantra of “Jiva is Siva”. His works feature in various international journals, magazines and newspapers. His area of exploration is confluence of science, spirituality and strategy.
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