[INDOLOGY] BhP 10.333.31 and the Bhāgavata Purāṇa's date

David and Nancy Reigle dnreigle at gmail.com
Mon Mar 20 16:43:45 EDT 2017


Dear Aleksandar,

The critical edition of the Bhāgavata Purāṇa is:

The Bhāgavata [Śrīmad Bhāgavata Mahāpurāṇa]: Critical Edition, edited by H.
G. Shastri, Bharati K. Shelat, and K. K. Shastree, 4 volumes in 6 parts.
Ahmedabad: B. J. Institute of Learning and Research, 1996-2002.

Best regards,

David Reigle
Colorado, U.S.A.

On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 2:18 PM, Aleksandar Uskokov <
aleksandar.uskokov at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear David and Palaniappan,
>
> Could you specify what you mean by "The critical edition?" I thought there
> was no critical edition of the Bhagavata.
>
> Best,
> Aleksandar
>
>
> On Mar 20, 2017 11:41 AM, "David and Nancy Reigle via INDOLOGY" <
> indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
>
> Dear Palaniappan,
>
> Yes, this verse is in the critical edition of the Bhāgavata Purāṇa, but at
> 10.30.31 rather than 10.33.31. There is only a small variant reading at the
> end of pāda 1: tathyam for satyam.
>
> Best regards,
>
> David Reigle
> Colorado, U.S.A.
>
> On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 11:16 AM, Sudalaimuthu Palaniappan via INDOLOGY <
> indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
>
>> Dear Scholars,
>>
>> Yesterday, as I was browsing an online BhP text with translation
>> published by ISKCON (https://ia801005.us.archive.o
>> rg/28/items/SrimadBhagavatamEnglish-Sanskrit/Srimad-Bhagavat
>> am_Canto_10_2.pdf), I came across the following verse.
>>
>> *īśvarāṇāṁ vacaḥ satyam*
>> *tathaivācaritaṁ kvacit*
>> *teṣāṁ yat sva-vaco-yuktaṁ*
>> *buddhimāṁs tat samācaret*
>>
>> In connection with this verse, the commentary says, “ The word *īśvara*
>> is usually defined in Sanskrit dictionaries as “lord, master, ruler,” and
>> also as "capable, potent to perform.”  Based on the commentaries for this
>> verse and succeeding verses, it is clear that by the word ‘*īśvara*’ the
>> text refers to a devotee of Kṛṣṇa. This usage of '*īśvara*’ to refer to
>> a devotee seems to be a clear case of translation of the Tamil word ‘
>> *āḷvār*’ as used in Tamil texts and inscriptions. Synonyms of *āḷvār*
>> are also used to refer to both the devotees and the deities in the Tamil
>> tradition. For instance the deity in the temple at Tanjore is called
>> Bṛhadīśvara in Sanskrit and Peruvuṭaiyār in Tamil. Here Sanskrit *īśvara*
>> is synonymous with Tamil *uṭaiyār*. Interestingly, Rāmānuja is called
>> Uṭaiyavar (an alternate form of Uṭaiyār) in the Tamil tradition.
>>
>> I had shown in an earlier publication that the word *āḷvār* meaning ‘one
>> who rules’ got modified to *āḻvār* meaning ‘one who is immersed’ due to
>> hypercorrection of *ḷ* to *ḻ*. (See http://www.academia.edu/966839
>> 4/Āḻvār_or_Nāyaṉār_The_Role_of_Sound_Variation_Hypercorrecti
>> on_and_Folk_Etymology_in_Interpreting_the_Nature_of_Vaiṣṇava_Saint-Poets
>> )
>>
>> Can anybody with access to the critical edition of the Bhāgavata Purāṇa
>> tell me if BhP 10.33.31 quoted above is in the critical edition? If it is,
>> then this seems to be an important important information regarding the date
>> of the Bhāgavata Purāṇa.
>>
>> Thanks in advance
>>
>> Regards,
>> Palaniappan
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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