Topography

DEVARAKONDA VENKATA NARAYANA SARMA narayana at HD1.VSNL.NET.IN
Thu Dec 18 06:41:03 EST 1997


At 07:30 PM 12/17/97 +0000, you wrote:
>I am working at the moment on topographical names in and around Rajgir
>(ancient Rajagrha/Girivraja).  In B.C.Law's Rajagriha in Ancient
>Literature there are two lists of names for the five mountains which
>surround Girivraja.  Both are supposed to be in the Sabhaparvan, the first
>in 21.2 (Bombay ed), the second 21.11.  However, the second list isn't
>there; and according to Sorenson is not in the Mbh at all.  Could anyone
>help me with information as to indices I might look in which are
>similar to Sorenson and cover other texts (e.g. Jain sutras)
>
>In case you come across the list in your reading somewhere it is:
>Pandara:Vipula: Varahaka: Chaityaka: Matango
>
>Regards,
>
>Robert Harding
>
>

srImanmahAbhAratam,(mUla mAtram, tasya prathamO bhAgah),Gita Press, Gorakhpur

In sabhA parvA

vaihArO vipulah sailO varAhO vRSabhas tathA
tathA rSigiris tAta zubhAzcaityakapaJcamAh. 21.2

Between 21.10 and 21.11 there are these in brackets ( perhaps indicating
as prakSipta.)

pANDarE vipulE caiva thathA vArAhakE~pi ca
caityakE ca girizrESTE mAtaGgE ca zilOccayE
EtESu parvatEndrESu sarvasiddhamahAlayAh
yatInAmAzramAccaiva munInAm ca mahAtmnAm
vRSabhsya tamAlasya mahAvIryasya vai tathA
gandharvarakSasAm caiva nAgAnAm ca tathAlayAh

regards,

sarma.



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