Re: [INDOLOGY] ratta-māla
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Wed Apr 29 19:38:23 UTC 2020
raktamāla and raktamālya occur hundreds of times in about 75 texts in
Muktabodha's searchable e-text library.
1. Direct link to the library is:
2. Type* <raktamAl**> *in the search field. The angle brackets are
required. They tell the search engine you are using Kyoto-Harvard
3. Click on *search for words in e-texts*.
4. The lines where raktamāla and raktamālya occur appear in an upper
panel. When you click on any of these lines then the e-text opens at that
line in a lower panel.
On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 11:18 AM Rolf Heinrich Koch via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
> Dear listmembers,
> anyone of you came probably across a description of someone who is
> adorned with a *rattamāla* "a red garland of flowers"
> And: Where, at which part of the body, he wears this garland?
> I found two quotations in Jātakas: Here in each case it is a executioner (
> *vadhaka*, *coraghātaka*) who is adorned with a *rattamāla*.
> The artists of the last centuries painted the executioner with a garland
> hanging around his neck or even across his upper body.
> But there is another quotation, in the Vessantara-Jātaka, where the
> Brahmin Jūjaka is adorned ... *dvīsu kaṇṇesu ratta-mālā* ...= with a
> garland of flowers bound at each of his two ears.
> I think a *rattamāla *original adorned the ears. But I need textual
> Someone can help?
> Thank you
> Dr. Rolf Heinrich Kochwww.rolfheinrichkoch.wordpress.com
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