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Jain Tantric Literature
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In the medieval period, beginning around the 6th century CE, Jains, like Hindus and Buddhists, began to develop tantric practices – certain types of rites involving the recitation of mantras and the construction of geometric diagrams (maṇḍala, yantra). These practices continue to this day. But unlike Buddhists an…

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Gough, Ellen, “Jain Tantric Literature”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Jainism Online, Denison University University of Edinburgh University of Bergen University of California, Berkeley John E. Cort, Paul Dundas, Knut A. Jacobsen, Kristi L. Wiley. Consulted online on 16 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2590-2768_BEJO_COM_044394>
First published online: 2020



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