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Mantra. Nadicakra (also called Sutara) and the Guhyacakra deal with the
nature of Sakti. There are two Kalacakratantras, both are said to deal with
the duration of man's life (ayus). One of the two is Saura and said to be
auspicious (subha); the other is Buddhist and is considered to be
inauspicious (asubha). Vahneyacakra is said to be 'enflamed' (dipta) by
Mantra while the teachings of Somajacakra (also called "Candatantra")
destroy death.

The Pancamrtatantra. The only information supplied about this root
Tantra is the line of its transmission which is: Sakti - yoginis, ganas, gods
and snakes - Prahlada - Ausanasena - Bhargava - Devala -
Krsnatreya ("who knew the Vedas") - Kusadhvaja - Sitoda -
Patadra (?) - Dantya.


The Visvadyatantra. This Tantra is named "Visvadya "because it teaches
the nature of the group of yoginis (yoginijala) starting with the one named
Visva. The line of transmission is as follows: Sadasiva - Visvatman -
Vimaladrsa - Kanticchatra - Saundin - Bhairava - Sakti who hid it. A
few of the Mantras of this Tantra were known to Kilaheli who learned
them from Sakti and transmitted them to the world of men.

Yoginijalasambara. There are twelve Tantras associated with this root
Tantra: Mahasamvarttaka, Bhima, Tilaka, Nakha, Bimba, Candralekha,
Candasitaka, Silada, Bhagamala, Bhogini, Sukesin and Sudhama.30

Associated with these Tantras are twenty Upasamhitas: Taraka,

Aksi, Pasaghni, Nandini, Gamini, Bhrguni, Satya, Daksayani, Uma,
Maya, Mahakali, Candali, Acalasri, Bhadrakali, Sumedha, Tara,
Arkamani, Tarakabharana, Raudri and Jvalamalantika.

The line of transmission of the Yoginijalasambara is as follows:
Mahasamvartanatha - Bhima - Tailaka - Dirghanakhin - Bimba -
Candavrddha - Candasilataka - Silada - Bhagamalin - Bhagini -
Vira - Sukesin - Sudhama - Jvalamukhantika - Bhairava - Sakti -
Urdhvaretas - Ananta.

The Yoginijalasambaratantra is said to the glory of the Anantasrotas.

The Vidyabhedatantra. Seven Samhitas are associated with this Tantra
taught by as many teachers; these are:

Teacher Tantra
Vidyesana Siddhartha
Pralamba Vidyalaya
Padadru Vidyarajni
Karala Vidyamani
Ajatman Vidyarasi

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Canon of Jayadrathayamala 113

Vidyesana Vidyaprasuti
Amsaphala Tridandi

Six of these Samhitas have not yet been revealed.31 Bhairava will give 176b
them to the world in the last age (yuga).

The Siraschedatantra. This Tantra is taught by Bhairava himself in the
last aeon. It is the last of the seven root Tantras of this Current to come to
earth and also belongs equally to the Right and Left Currents. It is
expressly said to be a Yamalatantra and is also called "Jayadratha"or
"Satsahasra. " It was transmitted from Mina(?) - Narasimha - Yogini -
Daivavatsyaikacaksus - Sukra. A number of Tantras are associated
with if.

Teacher Tantra
Vajrakaya Vajramalinisamhita
Jvalantaksa Jvalatantra
Yamantika Yamanlakatantra
Kalanta Kalantakatantra
Plavana Plavanatantra
Candavega Candavegasamhita
Nidhisa Taranidhitantra

The Satrughnatantra was transmitted by Satrumardana - Ekaksa -
Kala and Mina who divided it into two sections (skandha). Bhairava
received it in the form of the Kalabhedatantra (also called Kala -
samkarsana). He taught it to his consort and to Yatudhanadhipa and
Vrnadarakamuni. It was transmitted through his divine power in
countless sections (skandha).

The Sammohanatantra. Once when the Lord of the Demons, in alliance
with the Heroes and the circle of Mothers, was fighting the gods, he drank
the sacred nectar and became drunk. In this state he started to dance while
the Mothers, headed by Cakrakaralini, began to devour the circle of the
gods along with Bhairava who presides over it. Siva, aware of the danger,
emitted into the ocean of wine a Lotus of Power of four petals on which sat
the goddesses Jaya, Vijaya, Jita and Aparajita with their brother,
Tumburu, seated in the centre. They played upon their vinas and the
terrible circle of Mothers, attracted by the music, desisted from their
intent.32 It was the same Tumburu, skilled both in playing the vina and
vocal music, who, along with his four sisters, brought the Maha-
sammohanatantra to earth.


The line of transmission of this Tantra is as follows: Tumburu - 177b

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Index 233

Trikatantras, 32, 67, 83, 154n.236,
156n.251, 171n.76, 187n. 189;
origin of, 84, as purvardha,
174n.87; relation to Daksina-
tantras, 49

Trikaula, 72
Trisiilamandala, 156n.251

Udanaprana, 60
Udyogakramamalini, 73
Ugra (sect), 18
Uncreated, Wheel of, (ajacakra), 64
Uttaramnaya, 66, 72-73, 179n. I l l ;

relation to Kalikula, 75, 76-77, 78,
86, 183n.l45

Uttarapitha, 184n.l62
Upagamas, 33, 148n. 169

Wheel, primary and secondary

(mukhya and anucakra), 64
Woman, 22, 63-64


Vagisatantras, 46
Vaimala (sect), 20, 102
Vaisnavasarnhitas, 13,40
Vakula (sect), 17, 19
Varna (sect), 16, 17, 66, 197n.21
Vamacara, 39
Vamatantras, 19, 25, 26, 34, 36, 38, 39,

43, 83, 86, 140n.35, 154n.236, 237;
according to the JY; according to
the Mrgendragama, 36; according,
to SKS, 44; concerned with siddhi.

37; rejected by Puranas, 10; similar
to Daksinatantras, 41

Vamasiva (sect), 16
Vamasrotas, 42
Varnasrama, 10, 19, 24
Veda, 4, 16, 19, 23, 24, 25, 31, 102, 107,

U4n.36; authority of accepted by
the Puranas and rejected by the
Agamas, 9-10

Vidyapitha, 49, 98, 104, 105-6, 110-19,
157n.254, 199n.35; according to
the BY, 44; as Agama and its
pedestal, 158-59n.280; contents of,
53-54; Kaula character of, 169n.57;
relation to Mantrapitha, 54, 105;
Trika as belonging to, 54, 55

Vyomardhamathika, 68, 69


Yamala, 45, 46, 74, 106, 124, 140n.35,
142n.49, 155n.246, 175n.95; as
belonging to mixed current, 104;
definition of, 144, 199n.35; as an
independent group, 45,47; rejected
by Puranas, 10

Yamalasiva, 16
Yaugika, 62
Yoga, 8, 70
Yogi, 65
Yogini, 65; as teacher, 64, 65; mouth of,

64, 169n,57
Yoginikula, 65, 162n.l7, 170n.64,

Yoginimaiasara, as Purvamnaya, 68
Yoginiyamalas, 106, 119
Yuganathas, 62, 79, I63n.23; their

consorts and disciples, 80; relation
to amnayas, 74; relation to Trika,
79; worship of, 76, 79-80, 82

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