Buddhist Daily Ritual: The Nitya Puja in Kathmandu Valley Shrines. The religious observances of the Newar Buddhists of the Kathmandu Valley is the only contemporary form of Buddhism which shows direct continuity with the mediaeval Buddhism virtually eliminated in India by Mogul conquest. This detailed record & analyses of Newar Buddhist rituals and practices describes the mandalas, artifacts and rituals involved & included translations of liturgies & Sanskrit hymns and sayings, and discussions of the habits of worshippers. Illustrated with photographs ans Nepalese drawings the author's fieldwork in Nepal, the basis of his 1998 Oxford doctorate, opens up an almost unknown area of religious tradition.
Buddhist Daily Ritual: The Nitya Puja in Kathmandu Valley Shrines