A muslim princess in the temples of Viṣṇu

  title={A muslim princess in the temples of Viṣṇu},
  author={Richard Harding Davis},
  journal={International Journal of Hindu Studies},
  • R. Davis
  • Published 2004
  • Art
  • International Journal of Hindu Studies
I begin this essay with a story.1 It tells of the daughter of the Muslim Sultan of Delhi who falls in love with an icon of the Hindu god Visnu and follows it all the way to southern India, where she dies and gains posthumous beatitude within the Hindu temple. The tale is preserved, in slightly differing versions, in several pre-British South Indian Vais?ava texts and primarily relates to two major ?rivaisnava temples, the temple of Visnu Raggan?tha at Srirangam near Tricbi and the N?r?yanasv?mi… 
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