We are blessed to share the world with so many dedicated scholars and learned men and women. Without them, the wisdom of the past and its current manifestations would be inaccessible to us. Here is a mostly complete listing of the books we have consulted in our research.

Werner, Karel, A Popular Dictionary of Hinduism. NTC Publishing Group, Chicago, Illinois, 1994

Dallapiccola, Anna L., Dictionary of Hindu Lore and Legend. Thames & Hudson Ltd, London, 2002

Lama Govinda, Foundations of Tibetan Mysticism. Samuel Weiser, New York, 1973.

Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, Visual Dharma, The Buddhist Art of Tibet. Shambhala, Berkeley & London, 1975.

Gupte, R.S., Iconography of the Hindus, Buddhists, and Jains. D.B. Taraporevala Sons & Co. Private Ltd., Bombay, India, 1972

Catalogue of the Tibetan Collection and Other Lamaist Articles in the Newark Museum, Volume I, II & III. New, New Jersey, 1971.

Sakya, Jnan Bahadur, Short Description of Gods, Goddesses and Ritual Objects of Buddhism and Hinduism in Nepal. Handicraft Association of Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2000.

Lauf, Detlef Ingo, Tibetan Sacred Art, The Heritage of Tantra. Shambhala Publications, Berkeley, California, 1976

Getty, Alice, The Gods of Northern Buddhism. Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 1978

Sivaramamurti, Calambur, The Art of India. Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, New York, 1977

Blofeld, John, The Tantric Mysticism of Tibet. E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1970

Ling, T.O., A Dictionary of Buddhism. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1972