Origin and symbology of "Monsoon rain"
rsalomon at u.washington.edu
Mon Oct 31 18:40:57 UTC 1994
My understanding of Ashok Sharma's query is that he was not really asking
for the etymological replies that he got, but rather for more general
literary and cultural information. If this is the case, a good place to
start, from the classical Sanskrit side, might be the collection of
verses on the rainy season in Section 10 of Vidyaakara's
Subhaa.sita-ratnakos'a, translated by D.H.H. Ingall's as An Anthology of
Sanskrit Court Poetry (abridged edition: Sanskrit Poetry from Vidyakara's
On Tue, 25 Oct 1994 ashok_sharma at ccmail.GSFC.NASA.GOV wrote:
> October 26, 1994
> I am working on a fiction book titled : Cry before the Monsoon Gods.
> In that context, I would like to have some indological views and ideas
> regarding the source origin, myths, symbology and rituals associated
> with word "monsoon rains", beginning from Sanskrit and early Vedic
> literature to more contemporary era.
> Ashok Sharma
> ashok_sharma at ccmail.gsfc.nasa.gov
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