Raining Blood: rudhiravar ṣa
bill.m.mak at GMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 16 12:05:50 EST 2010
For portents, your best source would be a jyotiṣa text like
Bṛhatsaṃhīta. I recall reading something about strange rain and
bloody water. Try Ch.45 utpātādhyāyaḥ and you may find something
Bill M. Mak
University of Kyoto
Graduate School of Humanities, Faculty of Letters
Department of Indological Studies
Kyoto, 606-8501, Japan
bill.m.mak at gmail.com
On 2010/11/16, at 21:15, James Hegarty wrote:
> Dear Colleagues,
> Has anyone come across this term (rudhiravarṣa) outside of the war
> books of the Mahābhārata?
> I am especially interested where it occurs as a portent of future
> violence etc. I am aware of its use in Buddhist accounts of the
> birth of Ajātaśatru, but that is about it!
> I have the wörterbuch entry, but the information here is somewhat
> lacking in context, by its very nature.
> Can anyone help me?
> With All Best Wishes,
> James Hegarty
> Cardiff University
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