The Jayakhya-samhita is one of the three gems of the Pancaratra or tantric Vaishnavism. This early medieval text contains material on cosmology, ritual, and the construction of mantras. The seminar will focus on selected chapters. BibliographyGupta, S. The Laskmi Tantra (Delhi: MLBD, 2000 ). Krishnamacharya, Embar (ed) The Jayakhyasamhita of the Pancaratra Agama (Baroda: Gaekwad Oriental Series, 1967).Matsubara, M. Pancaratra Samhitas and Early Vaisnava Theology (Delhi; MLBD, 1994).Shrader, Otto Introduction to the Pancaratra and the Ahirbudhnya Samhita (Adyar: Adyar Library, 1916).Smith, H.D. A Descriptive Bibliography of the printed Texts of the Pancaratragama 2 vols. (Baroda: Gawkwad Oriental Series, 1975 and 1980).