The evil eye in Skt literature?

Valerie J Roebuck vjroebuck at MACUNLIMITED.NET
Wed Nov 28 14:14:02 EST 2001


What about the various accounts of how baby GaNeSa came to  acquire his
elephant head?  In some versions, his original head was blasted by the
glance of S'ani, the planet Saturn, or even by that of S'iva himself.

Valerie J Roebuck
Manchester, UK

At 8:06 am -0700 28/11/01, jkirk wrote:
>Thanks for these references and Hindi term which I do know--I'm acquainted
>with Dundes's book but not the others--been a while....
To pursue this line a bit futher,
>is there any situation where the glance of a deity (or divien being, even a
>demon)  is said to zap one in the same way?  (As I understand it the concept
>darshan applies to the devotee viewer or gazer although it's a reciprocal
>gaze between deity and devotee--(i.e. the deity does not "take darshan" of
>the devotee); so this aspect is not what I'm looking for--I'm looking for
>the opposite, i.e. wondering if it exists--a daemonic gaze perhaps?
>JK



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