Allen W Thrasher
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Mon Feb 10 16:37:53 EST 2003
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Is Bhattacharya in DC? If so he could examine our eds. of the Purana.
I really don't have time to do so. LC has 15 eds. inc. translations.
Allen W. Thrasher, Ph.D.
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I have been asked to forward the following note from Pradip
would, indeed, be grateful for more on the matter myself, and for any
references (I do not have a copy of the BP) or information. With
I wonder if you could possibly help me out to track down a reference.
the sloka celebrating the panchakanya, viz.
Ahalya Draupadi Kunti Tara Mandodari tatha
panchakanya svaranityam mahapataka nashaka
The problem is to find out where it occurs. One reference cites the
Purana, 3.7.219. Can anyone check up this reference? If found, can you
know the context in which it occurs, who utters the sloka and why?
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