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The suggestion of the initial images of the poem is that Siva's act of destruction is an act of love, of his love of the demon women or, by suggestion, since God brings us all to death, of all mankind , and of their passionate response to his love. But the greatness of the verse lies in its conclusion. The benediction shifts the mood to peace. To ask that God "burn away your sins " by that same fire is to ask what? If the fire is the fire of man's joy and grief, the prayer would seem to ask that our joys and griefs so burn out our karma that we may return purified and in peace to the source from which the flame arose.
The weight or growth of her body) can also mean ' preparation for war'; and so on. To analyze the verse technically one would say that its primary designation is a girl coming into womanhood, its indication is of preparations for conquest, its suggestion is of a latent, shy, but irresistible power. Or take our verse 1387, where the social orders under the poet's patron king are described in words that pun on the technicalities of grammar. The flattering suggestion is that society is as precisely and wisely regulated b) the king as is the Sanskrit language by PaI)ini.
Kosambi and V. V. Gokhale, the editors of Vidyakara's text. 22 By indexing the verses of all available Sanskrit anthologies as well as whatever survives of literature from which it seemed possible that Vidyakara might have drawn, they have been able to supply testimonia for perhaps a half of what Vidyakara has left unascribed. Finally, Kosambi in his introduction to the Sanskrit text has discussed separately each of the poets whose name Vidyakara has recorded. In what follows I shall not retrace the text-critical problems except in those rare cases, marked off by smaller type, where it seems to me that details of importance may be added.