[INDOLOGY] Pada and Charan

Daniela Rossella ghezziem at tin.it
Sat Aug 31 13:51:55 UTC 2013

Dear Harsha, perhaps because both the poet and the bhakta beat their  
foot on the ground to give themselves the rhythm (this 'beating' is  
the ictus in the Latin metrics, and of course pada is the same of  
Latin pes, pedis). Love, Daniela


The word pada and charan is used both for feet as well as a devotional  

Is there any reason for this?

Kind regards.

Harsha V. Dehejia
Daniela Rossella
piazza Buzzati, 5
43122 Parma
ghezziem at tin.it

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