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Title: 'Aghora Mārga': origini storiche e mitologiche di una via yogica estrema
Author⁄s: Marchetto, Monia
Date issued: 2006
Type of document: Article
Is part of: Annali di Ca' Foscari: Rivista della Facoltà di Lingue e letterature straniere dell'Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia, Serie Orientale, 45 (3), 2006, pp. 215-228.
Publisher: Padova, Studio Editoriale Gordini
Abstract: This paper aims to propose some historical and mythological data about a particular tantric path called aghora mārga. Its followers, the aghorīs, are known for their necrophagous practices. The origins of this yogic path are ascribed by some scholars to the medieval nātha yogins and by other scholars to an even earlier tantric school, that of the skull bearers, the kāpālikas. Through some uninterrupted chains of masters, the aghorīs are still present today mainly in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent. Their austere yogic practices found their divine archetype in the terrifying god Kāla-bhairava of puranic and agamic memory.
Language: ita
Access rights: open
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