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The big-bellied heap of Indra: Paippalada Samhita 11.10-11

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The paper discusses two compositions about agriculture from Paippalāda-Saṁhitā (PS) 11. Found neither in AVŚ nor anywhere else, and they have not received much notice, although they provide some interesting additions to our knowledge of popular religious practices of the Vedic period. PS 11.10-11 is about threshing and winnowing, but its focus is the indrarāśi-mahodara, “the big-bellied heap of Indra,” a special pile of grain that may be consumed by brahmans, but becomes poison for non-brahma...

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, HUMS, Oriental Studies Faculty
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The University of Texas at Austin Publisher's website
Publication date:
2007-05-05
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pubs:640408
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uri:bfd1cdc7-4b8f-4522-ac42-8359dc22701a
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bfd1cdc7-4b8f-4522-ac42-8359dc22701a
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