Bradley.clough at MSO.UMT.EDU
Thu Jan 22 20:24:40 UTC 2009
On Jan 21, 2009, at 6:48 PM, 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
Dear Herman, Colleagues,
I believe Rachel Fell McDermott has done work on this. I don't have
any specific references. I'm not sure if she's on Indology and will
see this, but if she doesn't respond, try the RISA list. I know she's
on that. I'm not sure that the following would have any of the
references you're looking for, but there's also:
Jeffrey Kripal, "Kali's Tongue and Ramakrishna: 'Biting the Tongue' of
the Tantric Tradition," History of Religions 34/2 (1994).
The University of Montana
bradley.clough at mso.umt.edu
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