[INDOLOGY] Sunrise in the West & twelve dandas
ondracka at ff.cuni.cz
Tue May 3 16:28:18 UTC 2016
Dharmamangal is a Bengali text and all Bengali-Bengali dictionaries I know have the same meaning: daṇḍa = 24 minutes, so the 12th daṇḍa starts at 4:48 am - the right time before sunrise to pray to take place in the west. I guess.
On Tue, 3 May 2016 11:56:04 -0400
Harry Spier <hspier.muktabodha at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ancient Indian Astronomical Terms and their Interpretations in the Light of
> Modern Astronomy by Arupratan Bhattacharya for the term *daṇḍa *has
> "see ghaṭikā"
> and under *ghaṭikā *has "unit of time ( 1/60th part of a day) syn. ghaṭī,
> daṇḍa, nāḍikā,nāḍī"
> Harry Spier
> On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 6:27 AM, Artur Karp <karp at uw.edu.pl> wrote:
> > Dear Friends and Colleagues,
> > Prof. Barbara Grabowska of the South Asian Studies Deptt (University of
> > Warsaw) asks me to ask you about the meaning of the phrase "*twelve
> > dandas*".
> > The phrase appears in the Rupram Cakravarti's Dharmamangal (XVII c.). The
> > text says that if the sunrise will take place in the west, the God Dharma
> > will start to be revered and receive sacrifices on this Earth. The hero of
> > the Mangal prays for the sunrise to take place in the west at the twelfth
> > danda. And people, thinking that the night is over, started their home
> > chores.
> > With highest regards,
> > Artur Karp
> > Warsaw
> > Poland
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