What does 'arham' mean?

McComas Taylor McComas.Taylor at ANU.EDU.AU
Sat Jun 26 03:17:57 EDT 2004


Dear Friends

The first chapter of PUrNabhadra's PaJcatantra opens with the words:

arham | auM namaH zrIsarasvatyai |

The other four chapters open with the single word

arham |

Can any of you good folk tell me what arham means in this context? Is it
commonly used in this way?

Many thanks in advance.

McComas



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