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JR Gardner jgardner at BLUE.WEEG.UIOWA.EDU
Fri Sep 19 00:06:14 UTC 1997

I'm just wondering why no one is looking at the identification of L^RI as
the mother goddess, or the associations with shiva (cf. Bothlingk,
Kurzerer Fassung, I Band, p. 265).  Also, forms in the root -kL^RIp can be
seen.  There are uses of L^RIM and L^RiM.

We have :

AtharvaNadvitIyopaniSad: 394:6 (cf. also 398:6 for L^Ri);
vanadurgopaniSad 398: 6; 4.36.4;
akSamAlikopaniSad (sp?) 5

Perhaps Dr. Olivelle will know more about this collections of passages
from "later" upaniSads?

I've often wondered about htis vowel myself and do not have the upaniSads
above ready to hand--

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