Puranic Myths in Maun_i short story
Andreas.Schuettler at Uni-Koeln.DE
Sat Aug 2 12:28:09 UTC 1997
I need to identify a most probably puranic myths occuring in a Tamil
short story of Maun_i entitled "Caavil piRanta ciruSTi (Creature Born
in Death)". It narrates that Brahma is tired of creating wants to go
for sleep and requests Vishnu to have a break in maintaining the world.
Vishnu agrees but when the same request comes to Shiva he refuses.
After quarrelling with Shiva Brahma goes to sleep leaving the world to
its fate. When he wakes up from sleep and starts again creating he
finds Shiva has not only destroyed all his former creations but also
those he is going to create in future.
Can anybody help me out with the detailed bibliographical data for this
myth. I checked the table of contents of PuraaNa-translations but
could'nt find out about this myths. Any information or hint is highly
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