Query about Krishna

Dominik Wujastyk ucgadkw at UCL.AC.UK
Mon Sep 3 10:43:29 UTC 2001

If anyone would like to reply to this, please send directly to David
Braunsberg, with a copy to the list.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2001 01:15:52 -0400
From: Patricia Braunsberg <PatriciaBraunsberg at msn.com>
To: Dominik Wujastyk <ucgadkw at ucl.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: your mail

Dear Dominik,

Do you know of anyone that I could e-mail or write to who would probably know the answers to my questions about Krishna's death?

David Braunsberg

----- Original Message -----
From: Dominik Wujastyk
Sent: Sunday, September 02, 2001 11:35 AM
To: Patricia Braunsberg
Subject: Re: your mail

I can't answer, I'm afraid.


On Mon, 27 Aug 2001, Patricia Braunsberg wrote:

> Dear Dominik,
> Are there any variant stories about Krishna being crucified?  Are
> there any depictions from ancient Indian art from any time period
> which depicts Krishna either suspended on a cross or on a tree?
> According to one website that I have looked at, there is a tradition
> about Krishna's death where he goes down to the Ganges without his
> disciples.  He plunges three times into the river, and kneels and
> prays while waiting for his death.  A man named Angada shot and killed
> Krishna with multiple arrows.  Angada was punished by wandering
> forever on the banks of the Ganges and subsisting off the dead.
> Supposedly Krishna was suspended on a tree by his murderer so that
> vultures could prey on it.  Supposedly Krishna dies on a tree on which
> he was nailed with the stroke of an arrow.  This website is:
> www.truthbeknown.com/kcrucified.htm if you want to look at it.
> Are any of these claims true?  Even if they are not true, are there
> any conflicting versions of Krishna's death which differ from the main
> story in which Jaras shoots Krishna with an arrow as found in the
> Mahabharata and Bhagavata Purana?
> Sincerely,
> David Braunsberg
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Dominik Wujastyk
> Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2001 5:43 AM
> To: Patricia Braunsberg
> Cc: D.Wujastyk
> Subject: Re: your mail
> No, I don't.
> This topic is comprehensively discussed in John Brockington's magesterial
> study of the epics, published by Brill.
> Dominik
> On Thu, 19 Jul 2001, Patricia Braunsberg wrote:
> > Dear Dominick, > > Do you have a page on this website which talks
> about the dating of the Puranas and the Mahabharata? > > Sincerely, >
> > David Braunsberg >

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