[INDOLOGY] A distraction from the Coronavirus

Christian Ferstl christian.ferstl at univie.ac.at
Sat Apr 4 09:01:44 UTC 2020

शोकेन वर्धते रोगस् तिष्ठाशोकवने ततः ।
इत्यादिदेश लङ्केशः सीतां कोविडकोविदः ।

The Lord of Lanka, an expert for Covid-19, pointed out to Sita:
"Illness is nourished by grief, hence stay in the Ashoka Forest!"

Christian Ferstl

Am 03.04.2020 15:18, schrieb Madhav Deshpande via INDOLOGY:
> A distraction from the Coronavirus
> विंशतेर्मम हस्तानां
> कर्तव्यं शोधनं मया ।
> मुखानि दश बद्धानि हा
> कोरोने हतोऽस्म्यहम् ।।
> Ravana says: “I have to sanitize my twenty hands, and my ten faces
> are tied up. O Corona, I am finished.”
> Madhav M. Deshpande
> Professor Emeritus, Sanskrit and Linguistics
> University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
> Senior Fellow, Oxford Center for Hindu Studies
> [Residence: Campbell, California, USA]
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