Birds in Sanskrit Literature
s.hodge at PADMACHOLING.PLUS.COM
Thu Aug 14 21:11:42 EDT 2008
Thanks for the prompt replies.
G.J. Meulenbeld wrote:
> All the sources mentioned on kaara.n.dava agree that the cakravaaka is the
> ruddy sheldrake, Tadorna ferruginea (Pallas), described in vol. 1,
> 141--144 of the work by S. Ali and S.D. Ripley.
The information provided tends to confirm my suspicions: the text I am
studying has multiple authorship, with one person treating kaara.n.dava as a
distinct bird, and another person who definiteley identifies kaara.n.dava
with cakravaaka, going so far as to refer to "sa.mvaasa-kaara.n.da" after
the well-known myth about cakravaalas.
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