ku ṭikā

Ashok Aklujkar ashok.aklujkar at UBC.CA
Tue May 18 19:11:04 UTC 2010

I am not informed well enough to answer your particular question. However, it may be helpful to you to know that a detail *partially* similar to the one you mention is found in: Jambhala-datta's Version of the Vetaala-pa;nca-vi.m;sati, ed and tr by M.B. Emeneau, New Haven, Connecticut: American Oriental Society, 1934, A.O.Series vol. 4, p. 26: aparo braahma.nas tasyaa;s citaa-bhasmani g.rha.m k.rtvaa tatraiva parih.rta-sukhas tasthau.

Ashok Aklujkar
Professor Emeritus
University of British Columbia

On 2010-05-17, at 11:56 PM, petra kieffer-Pülz wrote:

> 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 bones.
> 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,
> Petra
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