[INDOL OGY] ku ṭik ā

Arlo Griffiths arlogriffiths at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed May 19 01:25:45 UTC 2010

I think here a few glances in Caland's Altindische Toten- und Bestattungsgebräuche may yield some useful information. I do not have the mentioned work at hand to check, but have a recollection of having read something similar.
Arlo GriffithsEFEO / Jakarta
> Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 12:11:04 -0700
> From: ashok.aklujkar at UBC.CA
> Subject: Re: [INDOLOGY] kuṭikā
> To: INDOLOGY at liverpool.ac.uk
> 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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