saptaratna (navaratna)

Martin Straube straube at STAFF.UNI-MARBURG.DE
Wed Dec 17 16:55:07 UTC 2008

See also:

Hartmut Scharfe: Zur Einsetzung des Königs im vedischen Indien, in:  
Studien zur Indologie und Iranistik 13/14 (= Festschrift Wilhelm Rau),  
p. 185--193.

Best whishes,
Martin Straube

Zitat von Arlo Griffiths <arlo.griffiths at LET.LEIDENUNIV.NL>:

> Dear colleagues,
> I am interested in the concept of 7 (or 9) 'jewels' denoting certain
> standard lists composed of people and insignia at the king's court, as
> e.g. in Mahaavastu I.49 (ed. Senart):
> tasya imaani sapta ratnaani abhunsu | sayyathiida.m cakraratna.m
> hastiratna.m a;svaratna.m
> ma.niratna.m striiratna.m g.rhapatiratna.m parinaayakaratnam eva saptama.m
> I have hitherto failed to find good examples of this meaning of
> saptaratna in brahmanical texts, nor am I aware of any discussions of
> this list (or similar lists) in secondary literature.
> I would be very grateful for references.
> Arlo Griffiths
> École française d'Extrême-Orient (Jakarta)
> Instituut Kern, Universiteit Leiden

Dr. des. Martin Straube
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Philipps-Universitaet Marburg
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