< FREE SHIPPING on Orders Over Rs. 249! >

The Cosmic Play of Power: Goddess, Tantra and Women

 By Sanjukta Gupta

Rs. 720 Rs. 1,000

ISBN : 9788120835429, 8120835425

Year of Publication : 2013

Edition : 1st

No. of Pages : 488

Language : English

Condition : New

Free shipping on orders over Rs. 249

We offer free shipping on orders above Rs. 249 in India. For orders below this threshold, a nominal shipping fee may apply, which will be clearly indicated during the checkout process.

How long will it take to receive my order?

The delivery time varies depending on your location. Generally, orders are processed and shipped within 1-3 business days. Once shipped, you can track and expect your order to arrive within 3-7 business days (the duration may vary depending on your location). For more information, please refer to our shipping policy.

Chat with a Real Person

WhatsApp chat is dedicated to assisting with after-sales queries regarding delivery, returns, and payments. Click below to initiate chat with us on WhatsApp:
[Bookstaa WhatsApp Chat].

For all other inquiries, please visit our customer support page or email us at support@bookstaa.com.

Only Brand New Books Here! Shop our vast collection of books and let your imagination soar.


In Hindu theology Divine Power is conceived as a divine woman-the Goddess. Sometimes she is wholly autonomous and sometimes she is the divine spouse of the creator God, Siva or Visnu. She is also held to be the evolving material source of every created phenomenon. Religious texts like Puranas and Tantras have thoroughly investigated the mysterious nature of the Cosmic Goddess. Tantra as a religious practice endeavoured to show how through ritual and Yoga one may achieve realization of the mystery of the Supreme Goddess. Authors in Sanskrit and modern Indian languages, have poured out their ecstatic devotion to the Goddess. She is close to the heart of the passionate devotee, who adores her as mother or daughter - a mortal emotional bond with the divine so peculiar to Hindus. She is also sovereign Power a little part of which reigning royalties covet to possess in order to be good rulers. AS the divine woman she is represented in all women. Therefore women should be holding a high position amongst Hindus. But the question is, do they? In spite of the obvious contrary evidence, women do succeed in carving out a very important position in Hindu religious practices by having their alternative religious rituals highly valued by Hindu women have a very complex interrelationship.

The book focuses on the great cosmic Goddess and her ritual worship, Tantric theology and praxis in a wider sense, the attitude of her devotees towards her authority and the social character of the Tantric practitioners, and the position of Bhakti. It also figures out the position of women inside the Tantric and non-Tantric Hindu religious milieu. The Goddess symbolizes the supreme divine authority that activates the creation, protection and governance and necessary dissolution of the world in accordance with the ancient Indian concept of cyclical Time. But She also discharges the divine sovereign privilege of punishing evil-doers and rewarding true devotees. Finally, the relevant forms of the Cosmic Goddess in this book are Sri/Tripurasundari/ Lalita; Goddess Kali and Her various emanations; and Laksmi and Her powers in the Pancaratra canonical texts.

  • Secure payments

  • Easy returns

  • Chat facility

  • New Products

  • Worldwide shipping