Write a short note on the Rasarnava and Dakarnava tradition of ancient India.

Rasarnava and Dakarnava tradition are Sanskrit literature in medieval India related to Tantrism. The Rasarnava is a work on Tantra, which deals with metallic preparations and alchemy. The Dakarnava is a Buddhist tantric work composed in Apabhramsha. The Sadhanamala, a Buddhist tantric work belongs to the twelfth century.

Question for UPSC Mains:
Write a short note on the Rasarnava and Dakarnava tradition of ancient India.

Published: May 1, 2016 | Modified:June 27, 2019

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