Re: [INDOLOGY] Title of argalāstotram

Dominik Wujastyk wujastyk at
Thu Jan 9 19:53:33 UTC 2020

I've always taken it to be a lock or bolt of protection, i.e., the stotra
is a protective amulet.

Professor Dominik Wujastyk

Singhmar Chair in Classical Indian Society and Polity

Department of History and Classics <>
University of Alberta, Canada

South Asia at the U of A:

On Sat, 4 Jan 2020 at 20:46, Harry Spier via INDOLOGY <
indology at> wrote:

> Dear list members,
> The title of a popular hymn to caṇḍikā is  argalāstotram.  But I can find
> no explanation of the relevence of this as a title to a hymn to the goddess caṇḍikā.
> Can anyone shed any light on this.
> Thanks,
> Harry Spier
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