Niśvāsattatvasaṃhitā Manuscript

Documentary heritage submitted by Nepal and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2013.

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Niśvāsattatvasaṃhitā Manuscript.

The earliest surviving tantric manuscript and as such it is important source for the early history of tantrism. It has had a great influence in shaping other tantric texts. Tantrism has had impact on many major Asian religions and even influenced Islam practiced in India. The Western World has been influenced by tantras through the practice of yoga, which has its roots in tantrism (Bjonnes) as well as through the New Age groups in America.

  • Year of submission: 2012
  • Year of inscription: 2013
  • Country: Nepal
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