[INDOLOGY] A distraction from the Coronavirus

Christian Ferstl christian.ferstl at univie.ac.at
Fri Mar 27 03:09:11 EDT 2020


Face masks would indeed be a problem at Damayantī's svayaṃvara:

वरागतानां देवानां दमयन्त्याः स्वयंवरे ।
न विशेषो ऽभवत् तेषां मुखचन्द्रकछादनात् ॥

But the gods were the same to Damayantī anyway.

Best,
Christian Ferstl
University of Vienna


Am 26.03.2020 23:21, schrieb Valerie Roebuck:
> Dear talented colleagues
> 
> I am enjoying these topical verses so much. If only we had a
> miniaturist who could portray these scenes, perhaps with the hero and
> heroine wearing face masks!
> 
> Valerie Roebuck
> Manchester, UK
> 
>> On 26 Mar 2020, at 19:59, Madhav Deshpande via INDOLOGY
>> <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
>> 
>> 👏👏👏
>> 
>> 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]
>> 
>> On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 12:30 PM Christian Ferstl
>> <christian.ferstl at univie.ac.at> wrote:
>> 
>>> 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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