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Bibliography: Stupa (Reliquary)

Stupa Religious Context & Sites | Specialty Subjects Bibliography

Lotsawa House: Stupas

bod brgyud nang bstan lha tshogs chen mo bzhugs so, 2001. ISBN 7-5420-0816-1. Page 1133-1138.

Source Texts:

84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha

Toh 507/883. The Dhāraṇī for Secret Relics. གསང་བ་རིང་བསྲེལ་གྱི་གཟུངས། · gsang ba ring bsrel gyi gzungs. Guhya­dhātu­dhāraṇī. [13 pages]

Toh 601/884. The Dhāraṇī for a Caitya. མཆོད་རྟེན་གྱི་གཟུངས། · mchod rten gyi gzungs. Caityadhāraṇī. [14 pages]

Toh 602/921. The Dhāraṇī that Makes Erecting One Reliquary Like Erecting Ten Million. མཆོད་རྟེན་གཅིག་བཏབ་ན་བྱེ་བ་བཏབ་པར་འགྱུར་བའི་གཟུངས། · mchod rten gcig btab na bye ba btab par 'gyur ba'i gzungs. [2 pages].

Toh 657/235/1063. The Great Cloud (2). སྤྲིན་ཆེན་པོ། · sprin chen po. Mahāmegha. [26 pages].

Amaravati: Buddhist Sculpture from the Great Stupa. Robert Knox. British Museum Publications Ltd. January 1993.

Architecture of Tibet: An Introductory Bibliography. Edward H. Teague. Vance Bibliographies. May 1985.

Bharhut Sculptures. R. C. Sharma. Abhinav Publications. January 1994.

Buddhist Monastic Architecture in Sri Lanka. Anuradha Seneviratna, Benjamin Polk. Abhinav Publications. January 1992.

Buddhist Stupas in Asia: The Shape of Perfection. Joe Cummings, Bill Wassman (Photographer). Lonely Planet Publications. September 2001.

Consecration of Images and Stupas in INDO-Tibetan Tantric Buddhism. Yael Bentor. Brill Academic Publishers, Incorporated. July 1996.

Evolution of Indian Stupa Architecture in East Asia. Vedams eBooks (P), Limited. August 2002.

Evolution of Stupas in Burma: Pagan Period, 11th to 13th Centuries A.D. Sujata Soni. South Asia Books. January 1991.

Great Stupa of Gyantse: A Complete Tibetan Pantheon of the Fifteenth Century. Franco Ricca, Erberto Lo Bue. Serindia Publications. June 1994.

Legend of the Great Stupa. Guru Padmasambhava. Dharma Publishing. September 1973.

The Nepalese Caitya, 1500 Years of Buddhist Votive Archetecture in the Kathmandu Valley. Niels Gutschow, with drawings by Bijay Basukala and an essay by David Gellner. Edition Axel Menges., Stuttgart/London. 1997.

Origin and Development of Stupa Architecture in India. Sushila Pant. South Asia Books. February 1977.

Psycho-Cosmic Symbolism of the Buddhist Stupa. Anagarika Brahmacari Govinda, Lama A. Govinda. Dharma Publishing. May 1990.

Story of the Stupa. A.H. Longhurst. South Asia Books.

Stupa and Its Technology: A Tibeto-Buddhist Perspective. Pema Dorjee. Motilal Banarsidass. January 1996.

Stupa of Bharhut: Buddhist Monument Ornamented with Numerous Sculpture. Alexander Cunningham. Munshiram Manoharial Publishers Private, Limited. January 1998.

Stupa: Art, Architectonics and Symbolism (INDO-Tibetica I). Giuseppe Tucci. Aditya Prakashan. January 1988.

Symbolism of the Stupa. Adrian Snodgrass. Motilal Banarsidass. January 1992.

The Stupa: Sacred Symbol of Enlightenment, Crystal Mirros 12. Elizabeth Cook, Yeshe De Project Staff, Yeshe De Project Editorial Team (Editor). Dharma Publishing. June 1998.

Unseen Presence: The Buddha and Sanchi. Vidya Dehejia (Editor). Marg Publications. January 1996.

Wonderful Dharma Lotus Flower Sutra: Masters of the Dharma, and Vision of the Jewelled Stupa, Vol. 11. Buddhist Text Translation Society Staff (Translator). Buddhist Text Translation Society. Buddhist Text Translation Society. January 1981.

Jeff Watt [updated 8-2018]

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