Matangalila and Hastyayurveda (study)

by Chandrima Das | 2021 | 98,676 words

Summary: This study analyzes the Matangalina and Hastyayurveda in the light of available epigraphic data on elephants in ancient India. The Matanga-Lila is composed by Nilakantha and represents a technical Sanskrit work on elephants in 263 verses divided over twelve chapters. The Hasti-Ayurveda is composed by Palakapya (muni) and deals primarily with the medical treatment of elephants in 12000 verses spread over 160 chapters.

In this thesis elephants, their availability, natural abode, capturing techniques, text related to elephants, myths and metaphors, elephants and ivory as a trading commodity is situated in a historical and chronological cultural framework. This study includes many extracts of the Sanskrit text and English translation of the Hastyayurveda and Matangalina.

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