uraga and AlavAy

Venkatraman Iyer venkatraman_iyer at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Mar 31 12:51:03 UTC 1999

> But the indication for the presence of this local snake mythology
>regarding Madurai is given by Kalidasa much earlier than any Tamil

 Has a parallel in Karaikkal Ammaiyar sculptures being made
in Southeast Asia, rather than South India. The AlavAy myth
as the snake encircling Madurai, a fine analysis in
D. Shulman, Tamil temple myths, 1980; The bhakti literature
and talapurANams in Tamil, only the surface has been touched.

V. Iyer

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