[INDOLOGY] Churning king Vena

Dipak Bhattacharya dipak.d2004 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 20 12:34:43 UTC 2014

Dear Friend,
I shall try within a few days. Thanks for your interest. I gave you notice
of Indian studies only under the assumption that you knew of Dumezil's
contribution. May I give one friendly advice? Once you get Dumezil, you may
rest assured the mythological aspect would be best treated by him. But I
shall try to collect some Indian material too, as desired by you.

On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 5:23 PM, Artur Karp <karp at uw.edu.pl> wrote:

> I am very grateful  to Christophe Vielle, Deepak Bhattacharya and James
> Hagerty for their nearly instantaneous reply to my query. I know now where
> to search for the "body-churning ritual" antecedents.
> James Hagerty's monograph is, happily, on hand. But, the University of
> Warsaw Library informs me that the 1943 Georges Dumezil's book is not
> available in Poland, and - that the University's JSTOR does not possess in
> its resources either of the journals (*Journal of the Bihar Research
> Society, Studies in Religion*) you mentioned.
> Will try to get access to the journals via my ex-students (one lives in
> India, the other in England).
> A question to Prof. Bhattacharya: any detailed information on U.N.
> Ghoshal's work re "Vena's oppression"?
> Best,
> Artur Karp
> 2014-03-20 6:27 GMT+01:00 Artur Karp <karp at uw.edu.pl>:
> Dear List,
>> Bhagavata Purana has the brahmans churning at first the dead king Vena's
>> thigh and then his arms - in order to create a new king.
>> BhP_04.14.043/1 viniścityaivam ṛṣayo vipannasya mahīpateḥ
>> BhP_04.14.043/2 *mamanthur ūruṃ* tarasā tatrāsīd bāhuko naraḥ
>> BhP_04.15.001/1 atha tasya punar viprair aputrasya mahīpateḥ
>> BhP_04.15.001/2 *bāhubhyāṃ mathyamānābhyāṃ* mithunaṃ samapadyata
>> Would someone comment on the procedure involved and the meaning of that -
>> certainly - strange ritual?
>> Has someone worked on the king Vena's story? Any book? Paper?
>> Regards,
>> Artur Karp
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