Re: [INDOLOGY] Alpamṛtyu

Nagaraj Paturi nagarajpaturi at
Fri Mar 24 16:18:02 UTC 2017

Yes, of course.

On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 7:29 PM, Martin Gansten <martingansten at>

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

Nagaraj Paturi

Hyderabad, Telangana, INDIA.

Former Senior Professor of Cultural Studies

FLAME School of Communication and FLAME School of  Liberal Education,

(Pune, Maharashtra, INDIA )

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