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#1 Aruni Uddalaka - Hans & Dyke

Posted: 17 Nov 2013, 06:37
by vs_manjunath
Puranic Sanskrit Story " Aruni Uddalaka" a young shishya saves the crop field of his Guru Dhoumya's Ashram by lying down and blocking the entry of water !

The European Hans & Dyke all of us know is a similar parallel story !

#2 Re: Aruni Uddalaka - Hans & Dyke

Posted: 18 Nov 2013, 03:43
by Rsachi
Interesting lead, thx Manjunath!
I read (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aruni)
A. uddAlaka was a dedicated disciple
B. he could later be the same as NacikEta's infamous father vAjashravas!
C. Or he was a different sage who uttered the mahAvAkya, "tat tvam asi" to his son shvetakEtu!

#3 Re: Aruni Uddalaka - Hans & Dyke

Posted: 02 Dec 2013, 09:12
by vs_manjunath
Acc to one more reference- He is credited to have composed Coronation Hymns!