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By Mark S. G. Dyczkowski

This essay is ready the goddess Kubjika. The cult of this vague goddess in comparison with that of the far better recognized goddess Kali, and references are sometimes supplied to the goddess Tripura. The latter, like Kubjika, figures prominently correct from the beginning of her background within the Sakta Kaula Tantras, the previous emerges first and foremost within the Bhairava Tantras yet quickly turns into a member of the Kaula pantheon. For these drawn to Nepalese stories a big universal function of those 3 goddesses and their ectypes is the vital place they've got held for a number of centuries within the esoteric Tantrism of high-caste Hindu Newars as their lineage (kula) deities. therefore the purpose of this paper is twofold. One is to offer a common evaluate of a few salient beneficial properties of the typology ot those varieties of the sacred. the opposite is to provide a quick creation to Newar Saktism because the context during which the goddess Kubjika has been worshipped for many of her historical past. "Mark S. G. Dyczkowski ist es gelungen, mit dieser zunächst kurz gehaltenen Arbeit eine erste, grundlegende Darstellung des esoterischen Kubijka-Kults vorzulegenà" Indo-Iranian magazine.

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