[Advaita-l] Shiva consuming hAlAhala - an interpolation in samudra manthana
v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Thu Aug 11 06:40:03 CDT 2016
There is a story in the MB where Shiva and Vishnu engage in a fight where
the latter clutches the neck of the former. Since Vishnu is of dark complex
it left a mark on Shiva's neck.
On Aug 11, 2016 5:05 PM, "Venkatesh Murthy via Advaita-l" <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Neelakantha or Neelagreeva are names of Rudra. How can you explain the
> names if poison drinking episode is not there? The great Vaishnava
> Bhagavata Purana itself is saying Siva drank the poison to save the world.
> On Thursday 11 August 2016, V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>
> > The Keshi suktam is what is referred to by them. They hold that Vāyu
> > diluted or rid the poison of its original potency to enable Shiva to
> > it. But the Keshi suktam has been interpreted by Sayana without bringing
> > this episode into it at all. It is a hymn to Surya according to him.
> > vs
> > On Thu, Aug 11, 2016 at 4:51 PM, Venkatesh Murthy via Advaita-l <
> > advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org
> > wrote:
> >> Namaste
> >> In some Madhva descriptions I heard Vaayu and Rudra Devaru both drink
> >> poison and they are giving a Vedic reference for this.
> >> On Thursday 11 August 2016, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l <
> >> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org
> >> wrote:
> >> > Is not the Ramayana an important work, as important as the
> >> If
> >> > there are different readings of the Ramayana maybe a search there
> >> be
> >> > made, like the MB.
> >> >
> >> > regards
> >> > vs
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