Vidyasankar Sundaresan vidya at CCO.CALTECH.EDU
Thu Aug 6 19:49:55 CDT 1998

On Thu, 6 Aug 1998 Chelluri at aol.com wrote:

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> In one of the mantras near the end it was mentioned
> "hreeschatye Lakshmi'scha  patnyu"
> I understand patni refers to female.  What is the meaning of "Lakshmischya
> Patnayu".   Could some one explain.

patnI - wife; patnyau - two wives. hrI means modesty, lakshmI is
prosperity. They are both described here as wives of the primordial
purusha - hrISca te lakshmISca patnyau.


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