A Hand-Book of Hindu Mythology and Philosophy; With Some Biographical Notices

A Hand-Book of Hindu Mythology and Philosophy; With Some Biographical Notices

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...a rock with caves, monoliths, and sculptures, on the sea shore, 37 miles south of Madras. They are Bauddhistic and Brahmanical: of very different ages. MANAVALA MAHA MUNI. Head of the sect of Tengalas, at Conjeveram; teaching a new construction of a vedaic text. See Vedantacharya, Manisuvrata, the 20th Tirt'hacara of the Jainas. MANDAEA, a mount used as a churning stick in the Curmdvataram. MANDOTIRI. Wife ofMdvana. She remonstrated with her husband on his war with Rama; and advised a different course, but was disregarded. MANICA VASACAR. The ruby-reader;" the proper name, or superadded epithet of a distinguished character, in the extreme south. His adventures occupy a large space in the Madura, and Vatavu-r, or Vadtir temple legends. He was originally a mantri, or minister of a Pandiya king; whom the local legend terms Hari marddhana, a Sanscrit epithet merely. The need of a Cavalry remount having been represented to the king, he sent his minister with money to Perunturai, a sea-port, to purchase horses. By the way, Siva, in the guise of a Brahman, seated under a tree, diverted his attention; and gave him instruction in various books deemed sacred. He was so fascinated, that he expended the money which he brought with him in building, or repairing a Saiva temple. Imperative messages re-calling him from Perunturai, he returned, to undergo severe punishment; but his life was spared by the timely arrival of a multitude of jackals transformed into the appearance of horses; the chief rider being Siva in person. A few days afterwards the "spell broke; and, during a night, the jackals resumed their form. Many returned to the woods: others filled the town with confusion. The poor minister was dreadfully dealt with; but the god sent an...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236558677
  • 9781236558671