Publications

a. Books:

1. Der allwissende Buddha. Ein Beweis und seine Probleme. Ratnakīrtis Sarvajñasiddhi übersetzt und kommentiert. Wien: Arbeitskreis für tibetische und buddhistische Studien, Universität Wien 1980 (= Wiener Studien zur Tibetologie und Buddhismuskunde 4), pp. L, 175.

2. Jitāri: Kleine Texte beschrieben und ediert. Wien: Arbeitskreis für tibetische und buddhistische Studien, Universität Wien 1982 (= Wiener Studien zur Tibetologie und Buddhismuskunde 8), pp. 48.
2a. Second Enlarged Edition. Wien: Arbeitskreis für tibetische und buddhistische Studien, Universität Wien 1985 (= Wiener Studien zur Tibetologie und Buddhismuskunde 8), pp. 48.

3. Budha-Kauśika's Rāmarakṣāstotra. A Contribution to the Study of Sanskrit Devotional Poetry. Vienna: Institut für Indologie, Universität Wien 1983 (= Publications of the De Nobili Research Library 10), pp. 127.
Translated into Marathi by Dr. Hema Kshirsagar as Viśvasamcārī Rāmarakṣā. Pune: Svastiśrī Prakāśan 2007 (reprint, 2010), pp. 8, 158 (for orders, email <soonrita@gmail.com>).

[Collaborator in: Der grosse Legendenkranz (Mahajjātakamālā). Eine mittelalterliche Legendensammlung aus Nepal. Nach Vorarbeiten von Gudrun Bühnemann und Michael Hahn herausgegeben und eingeleitet von Michael Hahn. Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz 1985 (= Asiatische Forschungen 88), pp. V, 72, 760.]

4. Stotramālā. "An die Götter". Eine Auswahl von Sanskrithymnen in deutscher Übersetzung. Wichtrach: Institut für Indologie 1986 (= Reihe Texte und Übersetzungen 1), pp. 63.
(The translation of hymns 1, 5, 10 and 15 is reprinted in A. Malinar: Hinduismus – Reader. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2009, pp. 71-76.)

5. Pūjā. A Study in Smārta Ritual. Vienna: Institut für Indologie, Universität Wien 1988 (= Publications of the De Nobili Research Library 15), pp. 253.

6. The Worship of Mahāgaṇapati according to the Nityotsava. Wichtrach: Institut für Indologie 1988, pp. XL, 156.
6a. Slightly Revised First Indian Edition by Kant Publications (Eastern Book Corporation), Delhi 2003, pp. XL, 156 + 18 pp. colour plates + 8 pp. black/white plates.

7. Forms of Gaṇeśa. A Study based on the Vidyārṇavatantra. Wichtrach: Institut für Indologie 1989, pp. 154.
7a. Tantric Forms of Gaṇeśa according to the Vidyārṇavatantra. Indian Edition (slightly revised). New Delhi: D.K. Printworld, 2008, pp. xii + 144.

8. The Hindu Deities Illustrated according to the Pratiṣṭhālakṣaṇasārasamuccaya. Compiled by Gudrun Bühnemann and Musashi Tachikawa. Tokyo: The Centre for East Asian Cultural Studies 1990 (= Bibliotheca Codicum Asiaticorum 3), pp. 172.
8a. The Hindu Pantheon in Nepalese Line Drawings: Two Manuscripts of the Pratiṣṭhālakṣaṇasārasamuccaya. Compiled by Gudrun Bühnemann. Varanasi: Indica Books 2003, pp. 167

9. Niṣpannayogāvalī. Two Sanskrit Manuscripts from Nepal. Compiled by Gudrun Bühnemann and Musashi Tachikawa. Tokyo: The Centre for East Asian Cultural Studies 1991 (= Bibliotheca Codicum Asiaticorum 5), pp. XXII, 156.

10. *Sādhanaśataka and *Sādhanaśatapañcāśikā. Two Buddhist Sādhana Collections in Sanskrit Manuscript. Compiled by Gudrun Bühnemann. Wien: Arbeitskreis für tibetische und buddhistische Studien, Universität Wien 1994 (= Wiener Studien zur Tibetologie und Buddhismuskunde 32), pp. 153.

11. The Iconography of Hindu Tantric Deities. Volume I: The Pantheon of the Mantramahodadhi. Groningen: Egbert Forsten 2000 (= Gonda Indological Studies 9), pp. xxx, 280, 66. Volume II: The Pantheons of the Prapañcasāra and the Śāradātilaka. Egbert Forsten 2001 (= Gonda Indological Studies 9), pp. xviii, 389, 22.
11a. The Iconography of Hindu Tantric Deities. 2 volumes (bound in one). Revised edition. New Delhi: Aditya Prakashan/Biblia Impex, 2016, pp. 808.

12. Maṇḍalas and Yantras in the Hindu Traditions. By G. Bühnemann, with contributions by H. Brunner, M.W. Meister, A. Padoux, M. Rastelli and J. Törzsök. Leiden: E.J. Brill 2003 (= Brill's Indological Library 18), pp. xvii, 303 + (13 pp.) colour illustrations.
12a. Revised Edition (hardbound and paperback). New Delhi: D.K. Printworld 2007, pp. xvii, 304 + (13 pp.) colour illustrations.

13. Buddhist Deities of Nepal: Iconography in Two Sketchbooks. Lumbini: Lumbini International Research Institute 2003, pp. 125.

14. Eighty-four Āsanas in Yoga. A Survey of Traditions (with Illustrations). New Delhi: D.K. Printworld, 2007, pp. xii, 195.
Second edition (hardbound and paperback), 2011.
Russian translation by Sergey Evtushenko: Vosemdesyat chetyre asany yogi: Issledovanie traditsii. Moscow: Ritambhara, 2009, pp. 198. ISBN 978-5-98597-125-5.
Korean translation by Dr. Young-Gil Park: Yogaui 84gaji chewibeop jeontong. Seoul: Yoerai, 2011, pp. 219. ISBN 9788985102841.

15. Buddhist Iconography and Ritual in Paintings and Line Drawings from Nepal. Lumbini: Lumbini International Research Institute 2008, pp. 227.

16. The Life of the Buddha: Buddhist and Saiva Iconography and Visual Narratives in Artists' Sketchbooks from Nepal. With Transliterations and Translations from the Newari by Kashinath Tamot. Lumbini: Lumbini International Research Institute 2012, pp. 204.

17. Śākyamuni's Return Journey to Lumbini (lumbinīyātrā): A Study of a Popular Theme in Newar Buddhist Art and Literature. Lumbini: Lumbini International Research Institute, 2015, pp. 108.


b. Articles and Book Chapters:

1. Identifizierung von Sanskrittexten Śaṅkaranandanas. Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens 24. 1980. 191-198.

2. Tarkarahasya and Vādarahasya. Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens 27. 1983. 185-190.
2a. Tarkarahasya and Vādarahasya. In: Philosophical Essays. Professor Anantalal Thakur Felicitation Volume. Calcutta 1987. 28-35 (numerous misprints; I never received the proofs).

3. Some Remarks on the Structure and Application of Hindu Sanskrit Stotras. Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens 28. 1984. 73-104.

4. Bhadramaṇḍalas in the ritual Practice. Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens 31. 1987. 43-73.

5. The Vallabheśa-Upaniṣad. Indo-Iranian Journal 30. 1987. 243-263.

6. Tantric Worship of Gaṇeśa according to the Prapañcasāra. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft 137. 1987. 357-382.

7. The Heavenly Bodies (navagraha) in Hindu Ritual. Saṃbhāṣā 11 (Department of Indian Philosophy, Nagoya University) 1989. 1-9.

8. The Pratiṣṭhālakṣaṇasārasamuccaya on Hindu Iconography. Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies (Indogaku Bukkyōgaku Kenkyū) 39. 1990. 505-502.

9. Selecting and Perfecting mantras in Hindu Tantrism. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 54. 1991. 292-306.

10. The Ritual for Infusing Life (prāṇapratiṣṭhā) and the Goddess Prāṇaśakti. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft 141. 1991. 353-365.

11. The "Dhyāna Collections" and Their Significance for Hindu Iconography. Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies (Indogaku Bukkyōgaku Kenkyū) 40. 1992. 1086-1080.

12. On Puraścaraṇa: Kulārṇavatantra, Chapter 15. In: Ritual and Speculation in Early Tantrism. Studies in Honor of André Padoux. Edited by T. Goudriaan. Albany, N.Y. 1992 (reprint: Delhi: Sri Satguru Publications 1993). 61-106.

13. Some Remarks on the Date of Abhayākaragupta and the Chronology of His Works. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft 142. 1992. 120-127.

14. Some Remarks on the Text of the Niṣpannayogāvalī as Found in Jagaddarpaṇa's Kriyāsamuccaya. Zentralasiatische Studien 23. 1992/1993. 18-21.

15. Gott Śiva und seine Familie. In: C. Mallebrein: Die anderen Götter. Volks- und Stammesbronzen aus Indien. Köln 1993. 60-69.

16. Two Forms of Gaṇapati in the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Tradition. Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens 8. 1994. 201-211.

17. Aspects of Tantric Ganesh in India. In: Ganesh, the benevolent. Edited by P. Pal. Bombay: Marg Publications 1995 (reprints 2001, 2010). 27-40.

18. The Goddess Mahācīnakrama-Tārā (Ugra-Tārā) in Buddhist and Hindu Tantrism. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 59. 1996. 472-493.

19. Buddhist Deities and Mantras in the Hindu Tantras: I The Tantrasārasaṃgraha and the Īśānaśivagurudevapaddhati. Indo-Iranian Journal 42. 1999. 303-334.

20. Buddhist Deities and Mantras in the Hindu Tantras: II The Śrīvidyārṇavatantra and the Tantrasāra. Indo-Iranian Journal 43. 2000. 27-43.

21. The Six Rites of Magic. In: Tantra in Practice. Edited by D. G. White. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press 2000 (reprint: Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass 2002). 447-462.

22. Buddhist Maṇḍalas. In: Encyclopedia of Religion, second edition. Editor in chief L. Jones. Detroit/New York: Thomson Gale 2005: volume 8: 5641–5646.

23. Erotic Forms of Gaṇeśa in Hindu and Buddhist Iconography. In: Script and Image: Papers on Art and Epigraphy (Papers of the 12th World Sanskrit Conference held in Helsinki, Finland, 13-18 July, 2003, volume 11.1). Edited by A.J. Gail, G.J.R. Mevissen and R. Salomon. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass 2006: 15–28, 3 colour plates.

24. Tantric Deities in an Illustrated Dhāraṇī Manuscript from Nepal. In: Script and Image: Papers on Art and Epigraphy (Papers of the 12th World Sanskrit Conference held in Helsinki, Finland, 13-18 July, 2003, volume 11.1). Edited by A.J. Gail, G.J.R. Mevissen and R. Salomon. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass 2006: 29–64, 14 colour plates.

25. The Goddess Hariśaṅkarī/Jhaṅkeśvarī, the Composite Form of the Consorts of Viṣṇu and Śiva from Nepal. In: Vanamālā: Festschrift Adalbert J. Gail. Edited by G. Mevissen and K. Bruhn. Berlin: Weidler Buchverlag 2006: 48-53.

26. A Note on the Term Smārta and the Smārta Tradition. In: Kalhār (White Water-Lily): Studies in Art, Iconography, Architecture and Archaeology of India and Bangladesh (Professor Enamul Haque Felication Volume). Edited by G. Bhattacharya et al. New Delhi: Kaveri Books 2007. 363-370.

27. The Identification of an Illustrated Haṭhayoga Manuscript and its Significance for Traditions of 84 Āsanas in Yoga. “Special Yoga Issue”, Asian Medicine: Tradition and Modernity 3. 2007. 156-176.
Korean translation by Dr. Young-Gil Park in Journal of Yoga Studies (of the Korean Society of Yoga Studies) 3 (April 2010): 183-197.

28. Śivaliṅgas and Caityas in Representations of the Eight Cremation Grounds from Nepal. In: Pramāṇakīrtiḥ: Papers Dedicated to Ernst Steinkellner on the Occasion of his 70th Birthday. Part 1. Edited by B. Kellner et al. Wien: Arbeitskreis für tibetische und buddhistische Studien, Universität Wien 2007: 23–35.

29. 17th Century Tantric Iconography of Nepal: New Research on the 'Royal Bath' in Patan. Orientations 39/6. 2008: 88–95.

30. The Identification of a Sculpture of Mṛtyuṃjaya/Amṛteśa and Amṛtalakṣmī in the 'Royal Bath' in Patan (Nepal). In: Prajñādhara: Essays on Asian Art, History, Epigraphy and Culture in Honour of Gouriswar Bhattacharya. Edited by G.J.R. Mevissen and A. Banerji. New Delhi: Kaveri Books 2009. 107–113 + plates 10.1–10.9.

31. Complex Configurations: On the Iconography and Date of the Golden Window in Patan, Nepal. Orientations 41/3. 2010: 24–30.

32. Maṇḍalas and Yantras. In: Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism. Volume 2. Leiden: E.J. Brill 2010: 560-573. Online edition in Brill Online, Reference Works, Encyclopedia of Hinduism, 2013.

33. The Śāradātilakatantra on Yoga: A New Edition and Translation of Chapter 25. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 74/2. 2011: 205-235.

34. Bhadramandalas: Invoking Divinities in Smarta Ritual. In: Visuality of Indian Rituals. Edited by C. Wessels-Mevissen. MARG 63/2. 2011: 40-49.

35. Śiva and Avalokiteśvara: On the Iconography and Date of the Golden Window and Golden Door of Patan's Royal Palace. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 75/2. 2012: 337-359.

36. The Buddha's (Return) Journey to Lumbini (lumbinīyātrā). Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens 54. 2011/2012: 121-150.

37. Bhīmasena as Bhairava in Nepal. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft 163/2. 2013: 455-476.

38. Bhairava and the Eight Charnel Grounds: On the History of a Monumental Painting at the Jayavāgīśvarī Temple, Kathmandu. Berliner Indologische Studien 21. 2013: 307-326.

39. A dhāraṇī for Each Day of the Week: The saptavāra Tradition of the Newar Buddhists. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 77/1. 2014: 119-136.

40. On Śivaliṅgas with Goddesses and Female Liṅgas: The "Śakti-" or "Devīliṅgas" and Similar Sculptures. Berliner Indologische Studien/Berlin Indological Studies 22. 2015: 237-262.
40a. Addenda: "On Śivaliṅgas and Female Liṅgas". Berliner Indologische Studien/Berlin Indological Studies 23. 2017: 211-214.

41. Churned from the Milk Ocean, Invoked into a Skull-Cup: The Goddess Vāruṇī in Nepal. Berliner Indologische Studien/Berlin Indological Studies 23. 2017: 215-264.

42. Modern Maṇḍala Meditation: Some Observations. Contemporary Buddhism 18/2. 2017. 263-276.

43. Royal Likenesses on Pillars. In: The Cultural Heritage of Nepal, before, during and after the 2015 Earthquakes – Current and Future Challenges. Edited by M. Richon et al. The Oriental Cultural Heritage Sites Protection Alliance (OCHSPA, China)/Alliance de Protection du Patrimoine cultural asiatique (APPCA), 2018. 52-57.

44. Nāga, Siddha and Sage: Visions of Patañjali as an Authority on Yoga. In: Yoga in Transformation: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. Edited by K. Baier, P.A. Maas and K.C. Preisendanz. Göttingen/Vienna: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Unipress/Vienna University Press (Wiener Forum für Theologie und Religionswissenschaft Series), 2018. 575-622. 

45. Hanumān Worship under the Kings of the Late Malla Period in Nepal. In: Tantric Communities in Context. Edited by N. Mirnig, M. Rastelli and V. Eltschinger. Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences Press, 2019. 425-468.

46. A Model of the University in Kathmandu's Old Royal Palace. History of Science in South Asia 8. 2020: 1-12. https://doi.org/10.18732/hssa.v8i0.59.


c. Book Reviews:

1. Ācāryaratnakīrtiviracitam Udayananirākaraṇam. Deciphered and Critically edited by Dr. Raghunath (N.) Pandey. Delhi 1984. In: Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens 28. 1984. 228-229.

2. Viṣṇusahasranāma with the Bhāṣya of Śrī Śaṃkarācārya. Translated into English in the light of Śrī Śaṃkara's Bhāṣya by R. Ananthakrishna Sastry. Madras 1980. In: Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens 28. 1984. 230.

3. Helmuth von Glasenapp: Ausgewählte kleine Schriften. Hrsg. von Heinz Bechert und Volker Moeller. Wiesbaden 1980. In: Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens 30. 1986. 191-192.

4. Padoux, André (ed.): Mantras et diagrammes rituels dans l'hindouisme. Paris 1986. In: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft 138. 1988. 199.

5. Neog, Maheswar: Early History of Vaishnava Faith and Movement in Assam. Śaṅkaradeva and his Times. Repr. Delhi 1985. In: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft 138. 1988. 200.

6. Gupta, Eva Maria: Brata and Alpanā in Bengalen. Wiesbaden 1983. In: Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens 35. 1991. 219-220.

7. Tulpule, S.G.: The Divine Name in the Indian Tradition (A Comparative Study). Delhi 1991. In: Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 55. 1992. 396-397.

8. Sylvia Stark: Vatsya Varadagurus Tattvanirṇaya. Teil 1: Kritische Textedition. Teil 2: Übersetzung und Anmerkungen. Wien 1990. In: Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 56. 1993. 200.

9. Le Tantra de Svayaṃbhū. Vidyāpāda avec le commentaire de Sadyojyoti. Édition et traduction par P.-S. Filliozat. Genève 1991. In: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft 146. 1995. 235-236.

10. Ganesh: Studies of an Asian God. Edited by Robert L. Brown. Albany, N.Y. 1991. In: Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens 39. 1995. 227-229.

11. The History of Sacred Places in India as Reflected in Traditional Literature. Edited by H. Bakker. [Panels of the VIIth World Sanskrit Conference, Vol. III]. Leiden 1990. In: Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens 39. 1995. 230-231.

12. D. R. Brooks: The Secret of the Three Cities: An Introduction to Hindu Śākta Tantrism. Chicago 1990. In: Journal of the American Oriental Society 116. 1996. 606-607.

13. P. Arènes: La déesse sGrol-ma (Tārā): Recherches sur la Nature et le Statut d'une Divinité du Bouddhisme Tibétain. Leuven 1996. In: Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 61. 1998. 176-177.

14. M. Strickmann: Mantras et mandarins: Le bouddhisme tantrique en Chine. Paris 1996. In: Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 61. 1998. 177.

15. N.S. Dravid: Nyāyakusumāñjali of Udayanācārya with Translation and Explanation. Volume 1. New Delhi 1996. In: Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 61. 1998. 357.

16. Anantalal Thakur (ed.): Nyāyavārttikatātparyapariśuddhi of Udayanācārya. New Delhi 1996. In: Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 61. 1998. 409.

17. R. Mesquita: Madhva und seine unbekannten literarischen Quellen: Einige Beobachtungen. Vienna 1997. In: Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 61. 1998. 408-409.

18. Aditya Malik (ed. & tr.): Das Puṣkara-Māhātmya. Ein religionswissenschaftlicher Beitrag zum Wallfahrtsbegriff in Indien. Erörterung, Text, Übersetzung. Stuttgart 1993. In: Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens 42. 1998. 223-224.

19. H. Brunner-Lachaux (ed.): Somaśambhupaddhati. 4me partie: rituels optionnels: pratiṣṭhā dans la tradition śivaite selon Somaśambhu. Pondichéry 1998. In: Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 63. 2000. 120.

20. D. Goodall (ed. & tr.): Bhaṭṭa Rāmakaṇṭha's commentary on the Kiraṇatantra. Volume I: Chs. 1-6. Pondichéry 1998. In: Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 63. 2000. 120-21.

21. J. Hanneder (ed. & tr.): Abhinavagupta's philosophy of revelation: an edition and annotated translation of Mālinīślokavārttika I, 1-399. Groningen 1998. In: Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 63. 2000. 434-435.

22. C. Bouy (ed. & tr.): Gauḍapāda: L'Āgamaśāstra. Un traité vedāntique en quatre chapitres. Texte, traduction et notes. Paris 2000. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 64. 2001. 456-457.

23. R. Mesquita (tr.): Madhva: Viṣṇutattvanirṇaya. Annotierte Übersetzung mit Studie. Wien 2000. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 64. 2001. 456.

24. K.A. Harper & R.L. Brown (eds.): The Roots of Tantra. Albany, N.Y. 2002. In: Journal of the American Oriental Society 123. 2003. 931–932.

25. R. Tanumura (ed.): Kuladatta’s Kriyāsamgrahapañjikā: A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation of Selected Sections. Groningen 2004. In: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft 158/2. 2008. 502–504.

26. D. Goodall et al. (eds.): The Pañcāvaraṇastava of Aghoraśivācārya: A Twelfth-Century South Indian Prescription for the Visualisation of Sadāśiva and His Retinue. Pondicherry 2005. In: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft 158/2. 2008. 494.

27. U. Hüsken et al. (eds.): Jaina-Itihāsa-Ratna: Festschrift für Gustav Roth zum 90. Geburtstag. Marburg 2006. In: Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens 51. 2007–2008. 213–215.

28. A. Hingorani: Making Faces: Self and Image Creation in a Himalayan Valley. Honolulu, 2013. In: Himalaya: The Journal of the Association of Nepali and Himalayan Studies 33. 2013. 130-131.