[INDOLOGY] A distraction from the Coronavirus

Christian Ferstl christian.ferstl at univie.ac.at
Thu Mar 26 15:30:32 EDT 2020

And Arjuna says to Draupadi --

करो न स्पर्शतु ह्यद्य तव पद्मोपमं करम् ।
करोनाख्यातरक्षो ऽसौ कामदेवेन हन्यताम् ॥

Today my hand must not touch your lotus-like hand.
That demon called Corona must be killed by the God of Love!

It seems I'm kind of infected by Prof. Deshpande's karona-kāvya virus.

Christian Ferstl
University of Vienna

Am 26.03.2020 15:23, schrieb Madhav Deshpande via INDOLOGY:
> Draupadi says to Arjuna -
> मत्स्यं मा विद्ध्य
> कोन्तेय भविता न स्वयंवर: ।
> कोरोनानिर्गमादूर्ध्वं
> पुनरायाहि सत्वरम् ।।
> O Arjuna, don’t shoot the fish [with your arrow, to prove that you
> are the best archer], since the ceremony of choosing the groom will
> not be happening. After the Coronavirus goes away, please come back
> quickly.
> Madhav M. Deshpande
> Professor Emeritus, Sanskrit and Linguistics
> University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
> Senior Fellow, Oxford Center for Hindu Studies
> [Residence: Campbell, California, USA]
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