[INDOLOGY] Ear

stella sandahl ssandahl at sympatico.ca
Sun Oct 30 11:37:28 EDT 2016


Dear Madhav and Patrick,
I understood that touching the ground first is also part of the "ritual", not just the ears.
Best to all
Stella

On Oct 30, 2016, at 9:15 AM, Madhav Deshpande <mmdesh at umich.edu> wrote:

> Dear Patrick,
> 
>      Take a look at the attached page (28) from Lanman's Sanskrit Reader, line 2 from bottom.
> 
> Madhav
> 
> On Sun, Oct 30, 2016 at 9:01 AM, Olivelle, J P <jpo at austin.utexas.edu> wrote:
> A colleague asked me about the practice of holding one’s ear, especially in asking forgiveness. Are there textual sources for it? I have seen this practice in texts, but cannot find them right now. If, off the top of your heads, you can find one, do let me know. Thanks.
> 
> Patrick
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