Bālakāṇḍa: Rāmāyaṇa as Literature and Cultural History

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Popular Prakashan, 1998 - 350 Seiten

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Nāradas Narration
1
The Arrival Of Brahmā
9
Table of Contents
14
Composition And Recital
17
The City Of Ayodhya
23
The King And His Subjects
28
The Kings Ministers
33
Idea Of A Sacrifice
38
Amśuman Gets The Horse Back
180
A Boon For Bhagiratha
185
The Descent Of The Gangā
189
Bhagirathas Propitiation Gangās Glory
195
The Churning Of The Ocean Of Milk
198
Indras Intrusion Into Diti
205
The Maruts Sumatis Reception
209
The Ahalyā Episode
213

Sumantras Revelation
42
The Story Of Rsyaśrnga
46
Rsyaśộnga Comes To Ayodhya
50
The Eve Of The Sacrifice
54
Preparations For The Aśvamedha
56
The Aśvamedha
62
Plans In The Heavens
69
The Potion From Heaven
76
The Vānaras
80
The Birth Of The Royal Brothers
84
Viśvāmitra Arrives with a Request
89
Dasarathas Plea
95
Viśvāmitras Anger Vasisthas Counsel
100
Viśvāmitra Initiates Rāma And Laksmana
102
Kāma
106
The Kingdoms Of Malada And Karūsa
111
Appeal To Kill Tātakā
115
Tātakās Death
120
Celestial Weapons
124
More Missiles
128
The Avatāra Of Vāmana
130
Extermination Of Intruders
133
The Magnificent Bow And The Journey
137
The Story Of Kuśanabha And His Daughters
140
Brahmadatta And The Marriage Of Kuśanabha And His Daughters
144
Viśvāmitras Lineage
148
The Origin Of The Gangā
153
Śiva And Umā Disturbed
158
The Origin Of Metals
162
King Sāgara And His Sons
166
Indras Theft And The Great Search
171
Sāgaras Sons Destroyed By Kapila
175
Indra Restored And Ahalyā Resurrected
219
Rāma And Laksmana Introduced To Mithilā
222
Satānandas Narration of Viśvāmitras Past
226
The Miraculous Cow Śabalā
231
Viśvāmitras Request After The Feast
235
Viśvāmitras Attempt To Abduct And Consequence
239
Viśvāmitras Asceticism
242
Superiority Of Brahminhood Vindicated
246
Trišankus Request Rejected
250
A Curse On Trišanku
254
Viśvāmitras Call For A Sacrifice
259
A Heaven For Trišanku
262
The śunaḥsephas Substitute
268
Śunahsephas Release
272
Menakā And Maharsi Viśvāmitra
276
Rambhā And More Austerities
280
Viśvāmitra Becomes A Brahmarsi
284
The Great Bow And Sītā
289
The Wedding Announced
294
King Dasaratha Appraised
300
Dasarathas Visit To Mithilā
303
The Ikśvāku Dynasty
307
Janakas Lineage Offers Of Marriage
313
Kuśadhvajas Daughters Also To Be Married The Ceremonies
317
The Weddings
321
Encounter With Paraśurāma On The Way Back To Ayodhya
327
Paraśurāmas Challenge To Rāma
332
Ixxvi Rāmas Response And Paraśurāmas Retreat
338
Return To Ayodhya Departure Of Bharata And Śatrughna
343
Bibliography
349
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