Dominik Wujastyk ucgadkw at UCL.AC.UK
Mon Feb 17 23:00:43 UTC 2003

On Mon, 17 Feb 2003, Robert Zydenbos (by way of Robert Zydenbos <zydenbos at lrz.uni-muenchen.de>) wrote:

> Am 13 Feb 2003 um 9:12 schrieb fsmith:
> > I have a lexical question: the 12th century Tantric text from Kerala,
> > Iizaanazivagurudevapaddhati 42.1,15ab has the word he.dhra /he.dhraga
> > in its account of bhuutavidyaa. 15ab reads: One possessed by a
> > he.dhraga graha stands on his knees, keeps his head down, smiles, and
> > holds his hands in a fist. I am unable to find this word elsewhere.

Zydenbos's reply reminds me, Fred, that the names of the demonesses in
Susruta and the Ravanakumaratantra etc. are often not really Sanskrit
either.  "Pilipicchika" etc.


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