Agastya's Birth in a Pot
garzilli at SHORE.NET
Thu Dec 12 07:22:20 EST 2002
Yes Mana= Agastya (as in the BD, Macdonell ed.), however, RV.33.11 names
Vasistha *only*, no other possible interpretations. And I mentioned this
only in my msg.
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From: "Muneo TOKUNAGA" <mtokunag at BUN.KYOTO-U.AC.JP>
To: <INDOLOGY at liverpool.ac.uk>
Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2002 1:02 PM
Subject: Re: Re : Agastya's Birth in a Pot
> garzilli> Actually RV VII.33.11 refers specifically to Vasistha's birth.
> One may also refer to st.13, in which Maana=Agastya is born
> simultaneously (Geldner's note on 13c and his footnote, RV, Vol.I,
> p.237, fn.1). Thus the story goes back to the RV.
> I coundn't find the actual episode of his birth from the pot (besides
> the naming) in the main text of the MBh (Cr.Ed.).
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