[INDOLOGY] royal hunt
Rolf Heinrich Koch
rolfheiner.koch at gmail.com
Tue Aug 10 20:04:39 UTC 2021
Thank you to all who inspired me with a lot of material concerning the
royal hunt in Pali and Sanskrit literature.
The most helpful source is the German thesis of *Robert Kottenthaler
(1996): Die Jagd im alten Indien*. Additionally the author includes
material of early Indian art.
Am 10.08.2021 um 21:56 schrieb Jesse Knutson:
> namaskaromi friends, The Kāmandakīya Nītisāra also picks up the A.Ś.
> material Mark brings up and goes into detail about the construction of
> what it calls the "mṛgayāraṇya." See N.S. 15.29-15.42, prior to which
> there is an elaborate warning against the dangers of hunting and a
> pitch for alternative ways to get the benefits of hunting, e.g.
> "yantralakṣya" for improving aim, exercise for toning the body, etc.
> Best to all, bhavadīyaḥ,J
> On Tue, Aug 10, 2021 at 5:31 AM Mark McClish via INDOLOGY
> <indology at list.indology.info <mailto:indology at list.indology.info>> wrote:
> Dear Heiner,
> 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:
>> Dear listmembers,
>> 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?
>> Many thanks
>> Dr. Rolf Heinrich Koch
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> Jesse Ross Knutson PhD
> Associate Professor of Sanskrit Language and Literature
> Department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures
> University of Hawai'i, Mānoa
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Dr. Rolf Heinrich Koch
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