kingly associations and the colour blue/indigo

Maheswaran Nair swantam at ASIANETINDIA.COM
Thu Dec 30 01:40:25 EST 2004


Hello,
NIla is the name of the son of King AjamIdha born to him in his wife NIlinI.(Vishnupurana 4,19). Another king who lived in Mahishmathi also is named NIla.(MB 2,31)
K.Maheswaran Nair
Dept. of Sanskrit
University of Kerala
India
<iswaran @rediffmail.com>

----- Original Message -----
From: McComas Taylor <McComas.Taylor at ANU.EDU.AU>
Date: Wednesday, December 29, 2004 6:36 am
Subject: kingly associations and the colour blue/indigo

> Dear Friends
>
> Does the colour blue/indigo (nIla) have any specific kingly
> connotations in
> Sanskrit literature?
>
> Thanks in advance for your insights.
>
> Yours
>
> McComas
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