Q: mArjArahatyA

Trimble gldnreef at PRIMENET.COM
Thu Sep 11 14:23:04 UTC 1997

At 06:16 PM 9/10/97 BST, S Krishna wrote:
 There was a
>Brahmin lady who happened to eat food that wasn't intended for her and
>on subsequent enquiries, accused a cat that happened to be a pet of the
>local Goddess( I get the impression that he means "Folk Goddess"/Village
>Diety here). The Goddess took revenge by killing the Brahmin womens
>children. On propriating the Goddess's cat, the woman managed to get
>back her children. So, he says "SOME Hindus regard it
>sinful to kill a cat".

I don't recall if it has already been mentioned that cats often appear in
conjunction with stories like this about the goddess .Sa.s.thii; nor do I
know if any of the stories about her are canonical.

W. Trimble

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