Parasol in India

N. Ganesan naga_ganesan at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Nov 17 14:48:05 UTC 1999

Please help me with this question:
In temples, a (white) parasol is held over the deity in procession
(utsavam/ta. uurvalam) routinely. Kings are regularly described
having a parasol while in court. Does this imagery of a king under
parasol occur in late vedic texts? What about the epics?

N. Ganesan

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