[INDOLOGY] A distraction from the Coronavirus

Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at umich.edu
Mon Apr 13 13:14:17 UTC 2020

A distraction from the Coronavirus

प्रसन्नं कमलाकान्तमब्रवीद् ध्रुवबालक: ।
स्थिरां देहि स्थितिं देव कोरोना यत्र न स्पृशेत् ।।४०।।

The child Dhruva said to Lord Vishnu who was pleased with him: “O Lord,
give me such a firm position where Corona will not touch me.” [Dhruva
became the Pole Star.]

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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