Middle Marvari word

James L. Fitzgerald jftzgrld at utkux.utcc.utk.edu
Fri Mar 28 20:10:40 UTC 1997

The cpd cihnadhara occurs only one time in the MBh, at 6.19.26c, where
it is an adjective modifying mahaadhvaja.  Here is the zloka, quoted
from the Tokunaga e-text of the Poona text:


The passage occurs in van Buitenen's Bhagavad Gita in the MBh, pp.
58-59, and he translated the zloka:  "There were tall standards on their
chariots . . . . adorned with the finest gold and bearing many emblems."

Jim Fitzgerald

Richard D. Saran wrote:
> I am interested in the derivation of the MiM word cindhaRa/cindhaRiyo,
> which refers to a type of soldier in Middle Period Rajasthan.  Might it be
> related to the Sanskrit compound cihnadhara?  Has anyone ever encounted
> cihnadhara in a context that suggests "soldier" would be an appropriate
> meaning?
> Any suggestions?
> Thank you,
> Richard D. Saran
> South Asia Division
> Graduate Library
> University of Michigan
> Ann Arbor, MI 48109
> (313) 936-2346
> rdsaran at umich.edu

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