Navarang and the rainbow

Peter Friedlander peterfriedlander at YAHOO.COM.AU
Mon Aug 25 02:44:25 EDT 2008


Dear List members,
does anybody out there know what the nine colours are when in Hindi (and I imagine Sanskrit) people speak of navarang.
My sense is that it is related to the notion of, all the colours of the rainbow, but as far as I know there are only seven, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.
So what were the classic Indic nine colours?
Regards
Peter
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