Sanskrit: pañjarikā in carpaTapañjarikā

Gope

Senior Member
Tamil
Adi śankara's well-known भज गोविंदम् has 12 verses uttered by him followed by 18 uttered by his various disciples. (There are of course differing accounts). The first 12 go under the name of द्वादशमञ्जरिका and the next 18 go under the name of चर्पटपञ्जरिका. I have found the word चर्पट in Monier-Williams dictionary but not पञ्जरिका. V S Apte does not give this word either.

Could any of my scholarly Sanskrit-lover friends help me with this. Thanks.:)
 
  • Dib

    Senior Member
    Bengali (India)
    Can it be from पञ्जर(-क) = cage? Maybe it is a reference to a closed fist, where the fingers (the disciples and their verses?) come together to form a sort of a cage (a tightly knit unit?)?
     

    Gope

    Senior Member
    Tamil
    Can it be from पञ्जर(-क) = cage? Maybe it is a reference to a closed fist, where the fingers (the disciples and their verses?) come together to form a sort of a cage (a tightly knit unit?)?
    But pañjarikā looks like feminine noun, and could well be the result of the addition of a taddhita pratyaya to...what?:confused:
     
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