Ratnakar Mahavihara: A Vajrayana Buddhist Monastery of Patan Author:Shanker Thapa, Indra Kumari Bajracharya
This book is about Vajrayana Buddhist Vihar of Nepal. It is situated in Patan. Since Vihara is very important in Newar Buddhism, the book focuses on theoretical aspect of Vihara in Buddhism. The book tries to trace out the history of Buddhism I Nepal. Lichhivi Period was the olden times of Buddhism in Nepal. Lichhivi period was the golden time of Buddhism to prosper. A detailed analysis of historical aspect of Nepalese Buddhism is made. Similarly, general features of Nepalese Viharas are also analysed. Historical as well as ritual and Puja performed in the Ratnakar Mahavihar, which is popularly known as Hakha Baha among the Newars, is also anaylsed. Similarly, the architectural features as well as art of the Vihara is also dealt in the book.
The other important aspect of the book is about the Kumari of Hakha Baha.
Publication: 2005 Number of Pages: 182 ISBN: 81-87392-66-5
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