Durga tile from Gujarat 1978: artist unknown

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Tantrik Texts to download

This image is of a contemporary ceramic tile showing Durga, from Gujarat.

Downwnload Adobe Acrobat PDF files of Hindu works and to view Sanskrit texts in their original Devanagari format. Some texts here are English language books and translations; a part of a large future archive of original tantrik material. You will need the Adobe Reader, which is free, to view the PDF files. These books and pictures are not in the public domain. Copyright remains with the authors and artists. We have also started to create Kindle versions of some translations and other work, which you can find here.

Here also you can find original tantrik texts created in PostScript format and viewable/printable if you download the Ghostscript PostScript viewer. These files are marked PS
This fine program can be used as a Helper application with your browser and will also load Adobe PDF files.

This image is of a contemporary ceramic tile showing Durga, from Gujarat.

PDF Magic of Kali First published 1995, this work contains mantras, yantras and details of the Devi Dakshina Kalika. It also contains a translation of the Todala Tantra. Non-printable version. You must register your copy to obtain a printable version.

PDF The Ganapati Upanishad (Kindle version) Upanishad of the Ganapata sect of Tantra. Originally, there were five broad schools of Tantra: the Shakta, Shaiva, Saura, Ganapata and Vaishnava. This Kindle English translation includes a preface and explanatory material.

PDF Annotations on the Sacred Writings of the Hindus. An early European take on the Shakti cult in India by Edward Sellon. Kindle version. Sellon was much taken by certain aspects of the Shakti cult he obviously considered pretty racy in Victorian times.

PDF The Kaula Upanishad Upanishad of the Kaula sect of Tantra. The Kaulas based their precepts on this work - condemn not others - and even faulty argument may be valid, meaning that just because someone doesn't express an argument well, it doesn't mean she or he isn't right!

PS 108 Names of Batuka Batuka is Bhairava in the form of a young lad (Skt only, batuka.ps and batuka.txt).

PS 108 Names of Chinnamasta This file is the Sanskrit material only, viewable and printable using the Ghostscript program.

PDF Shanaishchara Stotram A hymn to Lord Shani (Saturn), who was worshipped by the Saura Tantriks as the son of the Sun.

PS Shakti Sutras Again, just the Devanagari text (shaktisut.ps). This text complements the Shiva Sutras, found elsewhere on this site.

PS Shitala Ashtakam Sanskrit material. A brief work (shitala.ps) which outlines the mantras of the "smallpox" goddess Shitala.

PS Shri Vidya Ratna Sutras Sanskrit material. The goddesses surrounding Lalita Tripurasundari in the Chintamani Palace (.PS file only - needs Ghostscript.)

PS Yogavishaya Sanskrit material. PS file only - so needs Ghostscript. However, this text attributed to Matsyendranath, is in translation on this site.

Watch out for more material as it becomes available.


Artwork is © Jan Bailey, 1996-2006. Translations are © Mike Magee 1996-2006. Questions or comments to mike.magee@btinternet.com

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