mjslouber at BERKELEY.EDU
Thu Jan 22 02:37:19 UTC 2009
Many early tantras describe lolling the tongue in various contexts.
The earliest may be the Picumata-Brahmayāmala (c.7th cent. CE) where
there is instruction for the practitioner to loll his tongue as part
of the ritual. This comes up in at least half a dozen other tantras
too. In the Kriyākālaguṇottara (pre-11th cent.), lolling the
tongue occurs in several contexts: an attribute of someone is
possessed by a Nāga, as an attribute of Khaḍgarāvaṇa (also in a
mantra to cause the piśācas to dance on his "lolajihva"), as an
attribute of Devatrāsa, and as an attribute of a bālagraha named
South and Southeast Asian Studies
On Jan 22, 2009, at 7:33 AM, Herman Tull wrote:
> I am looking for references to Kali's "lolling" tongue. The Devi
> Mahatmya and the Mahabhagavata Purana (thanks to Patricia Dold for
> references) use forms of /lal + jihva (lalana/lalaj-jihva). MW
> cites the Kathasaritsagara as a source of lalaj-jihva. Does anyone
> has this citation? Does this descriptive term ("lolling" tongue)
> occur in reference to other figures/goddesses?
> Thanks for your help.
> Herman Tull
> Princeton, NJ
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