bhk at HD1.VSNL.NET.IN
Fri Mar 12 15:49:30 UTC 1999
In the stanza challapallair varayogaratnaiH, challapalla seems to refer to a
practitioner of varayoga- (?one of the aayurvedayogas); this is not an
onomatopoetic expression like the Dravidin words given by you. In aayurveda
is there a yoga called varayoga? Or does vara mean 'good, leading'? Is it a
common noun or a proper noun? Is the ch aspirated c? The s'loka seems to
say that varayoga cannot match rasendrayoga even one/100crores.The syntax is
not clear. What does sa in the second stanza refer to?
At 11:57 12/03/99 +0000, you wrote:
>This topic has thrown light on a long-standing question I have had. In
>manuscripts of the unpublished Rasendramangala by pseudo-Nagarjuna (see
>Ambix 31 (1984), David White, _The Alchemical Body_ (1996), passim) there
>is an expression "challapalla" as in
> sarvo.sadhaanaaM kriyayopayogata.h
> sa challapallair varayogaratnai.h
> naayaati tulyaM varayogibhuutale
> rasendrayogaac chatako.tir aM"sata.h
>[unedited MS transcripts]
> 1101 Ta. kalipali, kalipili uproar, disturbance, quarrel, wrangle.
>with similar words in Kannada (galabali, galabili, galibili), Tulu
>(galibili galabu), Telugu (galibili, galaba).
>It seems that this is a cluster of related words, perhaps from an
>onomatapoeic origin. I think my "challapalla" and Gansten's "kalaapa" may
>me part of the same general family. Perhaps we could call these "rhubarb"
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