Identity of placename Mohapaata?
Asko.Parpola at HELSINKI.FI
Mon Jul 29 15:38:21 UTC 2002
Madhav Deshpande wrote:
> Dear List Members,
> I am working on a 200 year old Sanskrit manuscript of a text called
> Vedavicaara. This particular manuscript was copied by a Marathi pundit
> named Hari Vishnu Palnitkar. He describes himself as "mohapaatainvaasin",
> resident of Mohapaata. From other references to this individual in Marathi
> documents, we know that he came from the vicinity of the town of Panwel
> near Bombay. I am wondering about the identity of Mohapaata, obviously a
> Sanskritization of a local village or town name. Any suggestions on what
> the original Marathi place name might be? Thanks.
> Madhav Deshpande
Could Mohapaata be Mohabbatnagar = Motaagaon north of Ahmedaabaad (c 24o
57' 72o 38')? see R. Stroobandt, Epigraphical find-spots (Corpus
topographicum Indiae antiquae, 1), Gent 1974, pp. 47a and 102a and
sheet no. 7 S.I no. 45 and appendix map no. 1.
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