source of Sanskrit half-;sloka in Hindi piece
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Sat Nov 5 01:30:20 UTC 2005
I would guess it might be:
kalau t.r.m"sasahasraa.ni vi.s.nus ti.s.thati medinyaa.m bhuutale vaa
But that is unmetrical, hence maybe emend to:
kalau tri.m"sasahasraa.ni vi.s.nus ti.s.thati bhuutale
meaning: "In the Kali [era] Vishnu will remain on earth for thirty
thousand [years only?]"
On 3 Nov 2005, at 06:04, Arlo Griffiths wrote:
> Dear colleagues,
> A graduate student in my department is studying the following
> theatre piece by .Thaakur Jagmohan Si.mh (1857-1899): "Huqqevaale
> kaa naa.tak", published in .Thaakur Jagmohan Si.mh Racnaavalii 1.
> 2001. Raaypur: Chattisga.rh lok sa.msk.rti anusandhaan sa.msthaan
> (written c. 1880; unpublished during his lifetime).
> At a certain point in the dialogue, a wise man cites the following
> half-;sloka to prove that dharma and devataas are no longer what
> they used to be:
> kalaud.r.m;sa sahasraa.ni vi.s.nusti.s.thati mediniim-bhuutalecaa
> The word division is as given in the text. Does anyone understand
> how to read or correct d.r.m;sa, which I presume must be separated
> from kalau? Does anyone understand bhuutalecaa, or at least the caa
> part? Does anyone know the source of this (half) verse?
> With thanks,
> Arlo Griffiths
> Instituut Kern, Universiteit Leiden
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> 2300 RA Leiden, the Netherlands
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