Re: [INDOLOGY] Alpamṛtyu

Martin Gansten martingansten at
Fri Mar 24 13:59:00 UTC 2017

Thank you, Nagaraj. Are you referring to commentaries on the Rāmcaritmānas?


Den 2017-03-24 kl. 03:11, skrev Nagaraj Paturi:
> It has been taken as alpāyumr̥tyu in the commentaries.
> On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 2:00 AM, Martin Gansten via INDOLOGY 
> <indology at <mailto:indology at>> wrote:
>     I wonder if list members might throw any light on the term
>     alpamṛtyu occurring in a 17th-century Sanskrit text (Yādava's
>     /Tājikayogasudhānidhi/). I would have supposed it to be a scribal
>     error for apamṛtyu (in the sense of 'untimely death') were it not
>     that the metre requires that the first syllable be long. I do not
>     recall seeing the word in other Sanskrit texts, but a quick web
>     search returns quite a number of hits in the vernaculars,
>     including some from the Rāmcaritmānas. However, I am not sure from
>     these whether to understand alpamṛtyu as untimely death (=
>     akālamṛtyu), as a nearly but not quite fatal accident, either, or
>     as something else entirely.
>     Martin Gansten

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