[INDOLOGY] "Drinking the washings of sacred writings"

rajam rajam at earthlink.net
Tue Feb 9 00:37:30 UTC 2016

For whatever its worth … there’s an old adage in Tamil expressing a similar thought:  “கரைத்துக் குடித்தல்” meaning ‘dissolving something hard to digest and drinking it’


> On Feb 8, 2016, at 12:26 PM, Will Sweetman <will.sweetman at gmail.com> wrote:
> A colleague has asked about an expression recorded in the 1970s in Fiji during research on traditional healing among Indo-Fijians: "drinking the washings of sacred writings".
> I'd be grateful for any suggestions of what this means.
> Best wishes
> Will
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