Question on bhRgus

Sudalaimuthu Palaniappan Palaniappa at AOL.COM
Thu Nov 6 06:59:58 UTC 1997

In the Buddhist texts, the term "bhaggava" is used to denote "potters".
Pali-English Dictionary gives the Sanskrit equivalent as "bhArgava" derived
from "bhRgu". Apparently, the Sanskrit form in this meaning occurs in MBh.
1.190.47; Saddhp. 191 sq.,  and MVastu III.347. Obviously the MBh reference
is not from the critical edition. Are there other references where bhArgavas
are linked to potters? Thanks in advance.


S. Palaniappan

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