Potala(ka) etc

Venkatraman Iyer venkatraman_iyer at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Feb 25 15:50:10 UTC 1999

In a message dated 2/24/99 9:21:14 PM Central Standard Time,
raja at IFA.HAWAII.EDU writes:

> How about Sabarimalai?  It fits the
>  description "GuangMing Shan" (shining mountain),
>  because one of its most famous features
>  is the "makara jyothi" (a divine light
>  or radiance which, devotees say,
>  can be seen from a nearby mountain).

Is there any textual attestation or archaeological evidence either
for the presence of Aiyappan cult or makara jyothi at Sabarimalai
datable to the time of first Chinese translation of Gandavyuha?

V. Iyer

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