Gudrun Bühnemann


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a. Books:

1. Der allwissende Buddha. Ein Beweis und seine Probleme. Ratnakirtis Sarvajnasiddhi übersetzt und kommentiert. Wien: Arbeitskreis für tibetische und buddhistische Studien, Universität Wien 1980 (= Wiener Studien zur Tibetologie und Buddhismuskunde 4), pp. L, 175.

2. Jitari: Kleine Texte beschrieben und ediert. Wien: Arbeitskreis für tibetische und buddhistische Studien, Universität Wien 1982 (= Wiener Studien zur Tibetologie und Buddhismuskunde 8), pp. 48.
2a. Second Enlarged Edition. Wien: Arbeitskreis für tibetische und buddhistische Studien, Universität Wien 1985 (= Wiener Studien zur Tibetologie und Buddhismuskunde 8), pp. 48.

3. Budha-Kausika's Ramaraksastotra. A Contribution to the Study of Sanskrit Devotional Poetry. Vienna: Institut für Indologie, Universität Wien 1983 (= Publications of the De Nobili Research Library 10), pp. 127.
Translated into Marathi by Dr. Hema Kshirsagar as Visvasamcari Ramaraksa. Pune: Svastisri Prakasan 2007 (reprint, 2010), pp. 8, 158 (for orders, email <soonrita@gmail.com>).

[Collaborator in: Der grosse Legendenkranz (Mahajjatakamala). Eine mittelalterliche Legendensammlung aus Nepal. Nach Vorarbeiten von Gudrun Bühnemann und Michael Hahn herausgegeben und eingeleitet von Michael Hahn. Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz 1985 (= Asiatische Forschungen 88), pp. V, 72, 760.]

4. Stotramala. "An die Götter". Eine Auswahl von Sanskrithymnen in deutscher Übersetzung. Wichtrach: Institut für Indologie 1986 (= Reihe Texte und Übersetzungen 1), pp. 63.
(The translation of hymns 1, 5, 10 and 15 is reprinted in A. Malinar: Hinduismus – Reader. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2009, pp. 71-76.)

5. Puja. A Study in Smarta Ritual. Vienna: Institut für Indologie, Universität Wien 1988 (= Publications of the De Nobili Research Library 15), pp. 253.

6. The Worship of Mahaganapati according to the Nityotsava. Wichtrach: Institut für Indologie 1988, pp. XL, 156.
6a. Slightly Revised First Indian Edition by Kant Publications (Eastern Book Corporation), Delhi 2003, pp. XL, 156 + 18 pp. colour plates + 8 pp. black/white plates.

7. Forms of Ganesa. A Study based on the Vidyarnavatantra. Wichtrach: Institut für Indologie 1989, pp. 154.
7a. Tantric Forms of Ganesa According to the Vidyarnavatantra. Indian Edition (slightly revised). New Delhi: D.K. Printworld, 2008, pp. xii + 144.

8. The Hindu Deities Illustrated according to the Pratisthalaksanasarasamuccaya. Compiled by Gudrun Bühnemann and Musashi Tachikawa. Tokyo: The Centre for East Asian Cultural Studies 1990 (= Bibliotheca Codicum Asiaticorum 3), pp. 172.
8a. The Hindu Pantheon in Nepalese Line Drawings: Two Manuscripts of the Pratisthalaksanasarasamuccaya. Compiled by Gudrun Bühnemann. Varanasi: Indica Books 2003, pp. 167

9. Nispannayogavali. Two Sanskrit Manuscripts from Nepal. Compiled by Gudrun Bühnemann and Musashi Tachikawa. Tokyo: The Centre for East Asian Cultural Studies 1991 (= Bibliotheca Codicum Asiaticorum 5), pp. XXII, 156.

10. *Sadhanasataka and *Sadhanasatapancasika. Two Buddhist Sadhana Collections in Sanskrit Manuscript. Compiled by Gudrun Bühnemann. Wien: Arbeitskreis für tibetische und buddhistische Studien, Universität Wien 1994 (= Wiener Studien zur Tibetologie und Buddhismuskunde 32), pp. 153.

11. The Iconography of Hindu Tantric Deities. Volume I: The Pantheon of the Mantramahodadhi. Groningen: Egbert Forsten 2000 (= Gonda Indological Studies 9), pp. xxx, 280, 66. Volume II: The Pantheons of the Prapancasara and the Saradatilaka. Egbert Forsten 2001 (= Gonda Indological Studies 9), pp. xviii, 389, 22.

12. Mandalas and Yantras in the Hindu Traditions. By G. Bühnemann, with contributions by H. Brunner, M.W. Meister, A. Padoux, M. Rastelli and J. Törzsök. Leiden: E.J. Brill 2003 (= Brill's Indological Library 18), pp. xvii, 303 + (13 pp.) colour illustrations.
12a. Revised Edition (hardbound and paperback). New Delhi: D.K. Printworld 2007, pp. xvii, 304 + (13 pp.) colour illustrations.

13. Buddhist Deities of Nepal: Iconography in Two Sketchbooks. Lumbini: Lumbini International Research Institute 2003, pp. 125.

14. Eighty-four Asanas in Yoga: A Survey of Traditions (with Illustrations). New Delhi: D.K. Printworld 2007, pp. xii, 195. Second edition (hardbound and paperback), 2011.
Russian translation: Bosem'desiat chetyre Asany Iogi: Issledovanie Traditsii. Moscow: Ritambhara Books 2009.

15. Buddhist Iconography and Ritual in Paintings and Line Drawings from Nepal. Lumbini: Lumbini International Research Institute 2008, pp. 227.

16. The Life of the Buddha: Buddhist and Saiva Iconography and Visual Narratives in Artists' Sketchbooks from Nepal. With Transliterations and Translations from the Newari by Kashinath Tamot. Lumbini: Lumbini International Research Institute 2012, pp. 204.

17. Sakyamuni's Return Journey to Lumbini (lumbiniyatra): A Study of a Popular Theme in Newar Buddhist Art and Literature. Lumbini: Lumbini International Research Institute, 2015, pp. 108.


b. Articles:

1. Identifizierung von Sanskrittexten Sankaranandanas. Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens 24. 1980. 191-198.

2. Tarkarahasya and Vadarahasya. Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens 27. 1983. 185-190.
2a. Tarkarahasya and Vadarahasya. In: Philosophical Essays. Professor Anantalal Thakur Felicitation Volume. Calcutta 1987. 28-35 (numerous misprints; I never received the proofs).

3. Some Remarks on the Structure and Application of Hindu Sanskrit Stotras. Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens 28. 1984. 73-104.

4. Bhadramandalas in the ritual Practice. Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens 31. 1987. 43-73.

5. The Vallabhesa-Upanisad. Indo-Iranian Journal 30. 1987. 243-263.

6. Tantric Worship of Ganesa according to the Prapancasara. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft 137. 1987. 357-382.

7. The Heavenly Bodies (navagraha) in Hindu Ritual. Sambhasa 11 (Department of Indian Philosophy, Nagoya University) 1989. 1-9.

8. The Pratisthalaksanasarasamuccaya on Hindu Iconography. Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies (Indogaku Bukkyogaku Kenkyu) 39. 1990. 505-502.

9. Selecting and Perfecting mantras in Hindu Tantrism. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 54. 1991. 292-306.

10. The Ritual for Infusing Life (pranapratistha) and the Goddess Pranasakti. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft 141. 1991. 353-365.

11. The "Dhyana Collections" and Their Significance for Hindu Iconography. Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies (Indogaku Bukkyogaku Kenkyu) 40. 1992. 1086-1080.

12. On Purascarana: Kularnavatantra, Chapter 15. In: Ritual and Speculation in Early Tantrism. Studies in Honor of André Padoux. Edited by T. Goudriaan. Albany, N.Y. 1992 (reprint: Delhi: Sri Satguru Publications 1993). 61-106.

13. Some Remarks on the Date of Abhayakaragupta and the Chronology of His Works. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft 142. 1992. 120-127.

14. Some Remarks on the Text of the Nispannayogavali as Found in Jagaddarpana's Kriyasamuccaya. Zentralasiatische Studien 23. 1992/1993. 18-21.

15. Gott Siva und seine Familie. In: C. Mallebrein: Die anderen Götter. Volks- und Stammesbronzen aus Indien. Köln 1993. 60-69.

16. Two Forms of Ganapati in the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Tradition. Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens 8. 1994. 201-211.

17. Aspects of Tantric Ganesh in India. In: Ganesh, the benevolent. Edited by P. Pal. Bombay: Marg Publications 1995 (reprints 2001, 2010). 27-40.

18. The Goddess Mahacinakrama-Tara (Ugra-Tara) in Buddhist and Hindu Tantrism. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 59. 1996. 472-493.

19. Buddhist Deities and Mantras in the Hindu Tantras: I The Tantrasarasamgraha and the Isanasivagurudevapaddhati. Indo-Iranian Journal 42. 1999. 303-334.

20. Buddhist Deities and Mantras in the Hindu Tantras: II The Srividyarnavatantra and the Tantrasara. Indo-Iranian Journal 43. 2000. 27-43.

21. The Six Rites of Magic. In: Tantra in Practice. Edited by D. G. White. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press 2000 (reprint: Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass 2002). 447-462.

22. Buddhist Mandalas. In: Encyclopedia of Religion, second edition. Editor in chief L. Jones. Detroit/New York: Thomson Gale 2005: volume 8: 5641–5646.

23. Erotic Forms of Ganesa in Hindu and Buddhist Iconography. In: Script and Image: Papers on Art and Epigraphy (Papers of the 12th World Sanskrit Conference held in Helsinki, Finland, 13-18 July, 2003, volume 11.1). Edited by A.J. Gail, G.J.R. Mevissen and R. Salomon. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass 2006: 15–28, 3 colour plates.

24. Tantric Deities in an Illustrated Dharani Manuscript from Nepal. In: Script and Image: Papers on Art and Epigraphy (Papers of the 12th World Sanskrit Conference held in Helsinki, Finland, 13-18 July, 2003, volume 11.1). Edited by A.J. Gail, G.J.R. Mevissen and R. Salomon. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass 2006: 29–64, 14 colour plates.

25. The Goddess Harisankari/Jhankesvari, the Composite Form of the Consorts of Visnu and Siva from Nepal. In: Vanamala: Festschrift Adalbert J. Gail. Edited by G. Mevissen and K. Bruhn. Berlin: Weidler Buchverlag 2006: 48-53.

26. A Note on the Term Smarta and the Smarta Tradition. In: Kalhar (White Water-Lily): Studies in Art, Iconography, Architecture and Archaeology of India and Bangladesh (Professor Enamul Haque Felication Volume). Edited by G. Bhattacharya et al. New Delhi: Kaveri Books 2007. 363-370.

27. The Identification of an Illustrated Hathayoga Manuscript and its Significance for Traditions of 84 Asanas in Yoga. Asian Medicine: Tradition and Modernity 3. 2007: 156–176 (Special Yoga Issue).

28. Sivalingas and Caityas in Representations of the Eight Cremation Grounds from Nepal. In: Pramanakirtih: Papers Dedicated to Ernst Steinkellner on the Occasion of his 70th Birthday. Part 1. Edited by B. Kellner et al. Wien: Arbeitskreis für tibetische und buddhistische Studien, Universität Wien 2007: 23–35.

29. 17th Century Tantric Iconography of Nepal: New Research on the 'Royal Bath' in Patan. Orientations 39/6. 2008: 88–95.

30. The Identification of a Sculpture of Mrtyumjaya/Amrtesa and Amrtalaksmi in the 'Royal Bath' in Patan (Nepal). In: Prajnadhara: Essays on Asian Art, History, Epigraphy and Culture in Honour of Gouriswar Bhattacharya. Edited by G.J.R. Mevissen and A. Banerji. New Delhi: Kaveri Books 2009. 107–113 + plates 10.1–10.9.

31. Complex Configurations: On the Iconography and Date of the Golden Window in Patan, Nepal. Orientations 41/3. 2010: 24–30.

32. Mandalas and Yantras. In: Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism. Volume 2. Leiden: E.J. Brill 2010: 560-573. Online edition in Brill Online, Reference Works, Encyclopedia of Hinduism, 2013.

33. The Saradatilakatantra on Yoga: A New Edition and Translation of Chapter 25. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 74/2. 2011: 205-235.

34. Bhadramandalas: Invoking Divinities in Smarta Ritual. In: Visuality of Indian Rituals. Edited by C. Wessels-Mevissen. MARG 63/2. 2011: 40-49.

35. Siva and Avalokitesvara: On the Iconography and Date of the Golden Window and Golden Door of Patan's Royal Palace. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 75/2. 2012: 337-359.

36. The Buddha's (Return) Journey to Lumbini (lumbiniyatra). Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens 54. 2011/2012: 121-150.

37. Bhimasena as Bhairava in Nepal. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft 163/2. 2013: 455-476.

38. Bhairava and the Eight Charnel Grounds: On the History of a Monumental Painting at the Jayavagisvari Temple, Kathmandu. Berliner Indologische Studien 21. 2013: 307-326.

39. A dharani for Each Day of the Week: The saptavara Tradition of the Newar Buddhists. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 77/1. 2014: 119-136.

40. On Sivalingas with Goddesses and Female Lingas: The "Sakti-" or "Devilingas" and Similar Sculptures. Berliner Indologische Studien/Berlin Indological Studies 22. 2015: 237-262.


c. Book Reviews:

1. Acaryaratnakirtiviracitam Udayananirakaranam. Deciphered and Critically edited by Dr. Raghunath (N.) Pandey. Delhi 1984. In: Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens 28. 1984. 228-229.

2. Visnusahasranama with the Bhasya of Sri Samkaracarya. Translated into English in the light of Sri Samkara's Bhasya by R. Ananthakrishna Sastry. Madras 1980. In: Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens 28. 1984. 230.

3. Helmuth von Glasenapp: Ausgewählte kleine Schriften. Hrsg. von Heinz Bechert und Volker Moeller. Wiesbaden 1980. In: Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens 30. 1986. 191-192.

4. Padoux, André (ed.): Mantras et diagrammes rituels dans l'hindouisme. Paris 1986. In: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft 138. 1988. 199.

5. Neog, Maheswar: Early History of Vaishnava Faith and Movement in Assam. Sankaradeva and his Times. Repr. Delhi 1985. In: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft 138. 1988. 200.

6. Gupta, Eva Maria: Brata and Alpana in Bengalen. Wiesbaden 1983. In: Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens 35. 1991. 219-220.

7. Tulpule, S.G.: The Divine Name in the Indian Tradition (A Comparative Study). Delhi 1991. In: Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 55. 1992. 396-397.

8. Sylvia Stark: Vatsya Varadagurus Tattvanirnaya. Teil 1: Kritische Textedition. Teil 2: Übersetzung und Anmerkungen. Wien 1990. In: Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 56. 1993. 200.

9. Le Tantra de Svayambhu. Vidyapada avec le commentaire de Sadyojyoti. Édition et traduction par P.-S. Filliozat. Genève 1991. In: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft 146. 1995. 235-236.

10. Ganesh: Studies of an Asian God. Edited by Robert L. Brown. Albany, N.Y. 1991. In: Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens 39. 1995. 227-229.

11. The History of Sacred Places in India as Reflected in Traditional Literature. Edited by H. Bakker. [Panels of the VIIth World Sanskrit Conference, Vol. III]. Leiden 1990. In: Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens 39. 1995. 230-231.

12. D. R. Brooks: The Secret of the Three Cities: An Introduction to Hindu Sakta Tantrism. Chicago 1990. In: Journal of the American Oriental Society 116. 1996. 606-607.

13. P. Arènes: La déesse sGrol-ma (Tara): Recherches sur la Nature et le Statut d'une Divinité du Bouddhisme Tibétain. Leuven 1996. In: Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 61. 1998. 176-177.

14. M. Strickmann: Mantras et mandarins: Le bouddhisme tantrique en Chine. Paris 1996. In: Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 61. 1998. 177.

15. N.S. Dravid: Nyayakusumanjali of Udayanacarya with Translation and Explanation. Volume 1. New Delhi 1996. In: Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 61. 1998. 357.

16. Anantalal Thakur (ed.): Nyayavarttikatatparyaparisuddhi of Udayanacarya. New Delhi 1996. In: Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 61. 1998. 409.

17. R. Mesquita: Madhva und seine unbekannten literarischen Quellen: Einige Beobachtungen. Vienna 1997. In: Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 61. 1998. 408-409.

18. Aditya Malik (ed. & tr.): Das Puskara-Mahatmya. Ein religionswissenschaftlicher Beitrag zum Wallfahrtsbegriff in Indien. Erörterung, Text, Übersetzung. Stuttgart 1993. In: Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens 42. 1998. 223-224.

19. H. Brunner-Lachaux (ed.): Somasambhupaddhati. 4me partie: rituels optionnels: pratistha dans la tradition sivaite selon Somasambhu. Pondichéry 1998. In: Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 63. 2000. 120.

20. D. Goodall (ed. & tr.): Bhatta Ramakantha's commentary on the Kiranatantra. Volume I: Chs. 1-6. Pondichéry 1998. In: Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 63. 2000. 120-21.

21. J. Hanneder (ed. & tr.): Abhinavagupta's philosophy of revelation: an edition and annotated translation of Malinislokavarttika I, 1-399. Groningen 1998. In: Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 63. 2000. 434-435.

22. C. Bouy (ed. & tr.): Gaudapada: L'Agamasastra. Un traité vedantique en quatre chapitres. Texte, traduction et notes. Paris 2000. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 64. 2001. 456-457.

23. R. Mesquita (tr.): Madhva: Visnutattvanirnaya. Annotierte Übersetzung mit Studie. Wien 2000. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 64. 2001. 456.

24. K.A. Harper & R.L. Brown (eds.): The Roots of Tantra. Albany, N.Y. 2002. In: Journal of the American Oriental Society 123. 2003. 931–932.

25. R. Tanumura (ed.): Kuladatta’s Kriyasamgrahapanjika: A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation of Selected Sections. Groningen 2004. In: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft 158/2. 2008. 502–504.

26. D. Goodall et al. (eds.): The Pancavaranastava of Aghorasivacarya: A Twelfth-Century South Indian Prescription for the Visualisation of Sadasiva and His Retinue. Pondicherry 2005. In: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft 158/2. 2008. 494.

27. U. Hüsken et al. (eds.): Jaina-Itihasa-Ratna: Festschrift für Gustav Roth zum 90. Geburtstag. Marburg 2006. In: Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens 51. 2007–2008. 213–215.

28. A. Hingorani: Making Faces: Self and Image Creation in a Himalayan Valley. Honolulu, 2013. In: Himalaya: The Journal of the Association of Nepali and Himalayan Studies 33. 2013. 130-131.



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