Help with a verse
pnelson at estud.colmex.mx
Thu Jun 26 12:39:42 UTC 1997
I´m sorry if this message is repeated. I sent it yesterday
and it was automatically returned because of some problem with my address..
Anyhow, I am working on the Laghu Tanka. This is a 19th century
Sanskrit text written by a pandit from Bhopal, Central India, who Lancelot
Wilkinson called Soobaji Bapoo. The Laghu Tanka is a response to the
Vajrasuci, a Buddhist criticism of the brahminical caste system. My
question comes from the end of the Laghu Tanka where the text makes the
itishrii hariharadvaya sushlokacaranaadi ghatitasuvarnaadinaamnaa samasta
brahmanvidvanmandalii shisyena viracitovajrasuuciilaghutamkah
Here seems to be the name of the author and something else which is
coded into the text. Does anybody know what is going on? I believe it
is a reference to verses from another text. Do you know which text?
I´ve also thought of another possiblility. There are
some other verses which refer to Harihara that are mentioned shortly
atah sarvasaukyavyaartham bhagavad aashisamaashaasmahe
subhadraashiih pradau ramyaavyaalaam shukaviraajitau
jitakaamau hariharau baanadoshchinnakadripuu
Maybe the previous reference has to do with a way of reading these
verses. Maybe you have another suggestion?
Thank you for any help you can offer me on this.
El Colegio de México
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