[INDOLOGY] royal hunt
mark.mcclish at northwestern.edu
Tue Aug 10 15:31:29 UTC 2021
As much can be implied in the Arthaśāstra at 2.2.3, which provides rules for establishing the king’s mṛgavana. It is to be provisioned, among other things, with bhagnanakhadaṃṣṭravyāla: various kinds of vicious animals with their claws and fangs broken or removed. Here is the passage from the Kyōto e-text:
tāvanmātram ekadvāraṃ khātaguptaṃ svāduphalagulmaguccham akaṇṭakidrumam uttānatoyāśayaṃ dāntamṛgacatuṣpadaṃ bhagnanakhadaṃṣṭravyālaṃ mārgayukahastihastinīkalabhaṃ mṛgavanaṃ vihārārthaṃ rājñaḥ kārayet | sarvātithimṛgaṃ pratyante cānyanmṛgavanaṃ bhūmivaśena vā niveśayet |
On Aug 10, 2021, at 2:36 AM, Rolf Heinrich Koch via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info<mailto:indology at list.indology.info>> wrote:
I am searching for quotations (preferably in Sanskrit/Pali sources) which clearly describe that for a royal hunting trip the animal to be hunted has been caught beforehand and later released for this royal hunt.
This would be helpful for the interpretation of a picture strip which visualizes the Ālavaka-damana-story according to thr Buddhist commentary literature.
Has any of you stumbled upon such a passage by chance?
Dr. Rolf Heinrich Koch
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