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The Rājyābhiṣeka Manual for the Coronation of King Bīrendra of Nepal (1975)

The Rājyābhiṣeka Manual for the Coronation of King Bīrendra of Nepal (1975)

Introduction and Facsimile Edition

Edited by Michael Witzel

ISBN 9780674292482

Publication date: 03/21/2023

The Rājyābhiṣeka Manual for the Coronation of King Bīrendra of Nepal contains the only extensive coronation manual available for a Hindu king. It was used in the Rājyābhiṣeka rituals of King Bīrendra in February 1975. Long regarded as highly secret, it can now be presented, after the abolition of the monarchy in its entirety in 2008. This manual was checked and signed by the royal priests and religious advisors.

Author

  • Michael Witzel is Wales Professor of Sanskrit in the Department of South Asian Studies at Harvard University.

Book Details

  • 424 pages
  • 7 x 10 inches
  • Harvard University Department of South Asian Studies

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