[INDOLOGY] Churning king Vena

Artur Karp karp at uw.edu.pl
Tue Sep 30 09:32:35 UTC 2014

Dear List,

Back after vacations and back to King Vena's story.

My search for a digitalized version of the *Vishnudharmottara-purana* was
unsuccessful. Two websites offer the pdf, but not without a specific price:
a bunch of files (seen as high-risk malware by my anti-virus program) to be
downloaded before the main pdf's download.

Could someone, please - someone with ready access to the text - scan for me
the pages (kanda I, 108-109) referring to King Anga, his son Vena and his
grandson Prithu?

With eternal gratitude (in advance!)

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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