ku ṭikā

petra kieffer-Pülz KiePue at T-ONLINE.DE
Tue May 18 06:56:14 UTC 2010

Dear All,

in an old commentary (from a Buddhist context) of about the first  
century AD, and probably of South Indian origin, i.e. in the  
Andhakaṭṭhakathā, I have the statement that after burning a  
corpse a hut (kuṭikā) is erected (karīyati) for the ashes and the  

Does anybody know whether this is some general habit or perhaps a  
local custom or perhaps restricted to a specific time.

Any suggestions are welcome,

Dr. Petra Kieffer-Pülz
Wilhelm-Külz-Str. 2
99423 Weimar
Tel. 03643/770447

kiepue at t-online.de
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