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tantric goddess sculpture, Kolaramma temple, Kolar


Tantra refers to certain Hindu and Buddhist scriptures, or the rituals and practices described therein. The tantras are ancient Indian texts that concern worship of the divine as feminine.

New Agers have found some parts of tantra tantalizing, especially when they concern meditative techniques and rituals involving sexual practices.




further reading

books and articles

White, David Gordon. (2000), Tantra in Practice. Princeton University Press.

Woodroffe, John. (2003). Principles of Tantra, Part I, Ganesh & Co.

Woodroffe, John. (2003). Principles of Tantra, Part II, Ganesh & Co.


Tantra temples

Worship of Women by K. L. Kamat

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