Forwarded message from John Cort

Deshpande, Madhav mmdesh at UMICH.EDU
Fri Jun 8 13:38:25 UTC 2007

On behalf of the Indology Committee, I am forwarding the following message from John Cort:

Madhav M. Deshpande

Forwarded message:

Does anyone have any theories for the widespread cultural significance
of 52 in South Asia?  There are 52 eternal Jain temples on Nandisvara
Dvipa, 52 Viras or Bherus, 52 Sakta pithas, 52 battles in the Alha epic,
and I'm sure other sets of 52?
John Cort
Denison University

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