The Kularnava is an authority in Tantric literature. It is one of the basic works of the rituals and philosophy of the Sakta Tantrism following the Kulacara, the most advanced of the Sakta way. The learned introduction in English gives detailed information about the constitution of the text and esoteric philosophy and practices peculiar to the school.
The Kularnava is perhaps the foremost Tantra of the Kaula School and is habitualy cited as an authority in Tantric literature. It is worthy of close study by those who wish to understand the tenets and practice of the tradition. The introduction by Sir John Woodroffe (Arthur Avalon) gives a concise outline of the work. Sri M.P. Pandit, a keen student of the Tantras and Vedas, has rendered the work in English in eleven chapters. T
The readings are free translations—with annotations where necessary—omitting technical details but preserving the spirit and essential import of the original in his characteristically lucid style.
The complete text is given in Devanagari for those who wish to study the book in the original Sanskrit.