Vitthala, Pundalika and Panduranga
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Thank you for your kind response.
From: Richard Barz <Richard.Barz at ANU.EDU.AU>
To: INDOLOGY at LISTSERV.LIV.AC.UK <INDOLOGY at LISTSERV.LIV.AC.UK>
Date: Thursday, January 29, 1998 12:48 AM
Subject: Re: Vitthala, Pundalika and Panduranga
>Other information, of a popular nature, on Vitthala is on pp. 188-219 of
>M.S. Mate, Temples and Legends of Maharashtra (Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan,
>>I am researching a chant - Jaya Jaya Vitthala. Would anyone know who
>>>Pundalika and Panduranga are and what is the significance of Vitthala,
>>>believe is the incarnation of Visnu, standing on a brick. Also is there
>>>significance in the names? The dictionary, i.e. Monier-Williams, does not
>>>Thank you for your kind response.
>>ViTThala and PANDuraGga are names of the same deity, a form of
>>PuNDarIka or PuNDalIka is the name of a sage devotee of the same. For the
>>myth and cult of this deity prevalent in KarnATaka and MahArASTra you may
>>Deleury, The Cult of ViThobA, Deccan College, Poona, circa 1970.
>>P.-S. Filliozat & V. Filliozat, Hampi-Vijayanagar, The Temple of ViTThala,
>>Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Scientific Research, New Delhi, 1988.
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