Narayana's Color

Periannan Chandrasekaran perichandra at YAHOO.COM
Wed May 5 16:14:42 UTC 1999

Dear Indologists,

Does the etymology of the word "krsna" [for all entities associated
with the sense of darkness including the appellation of Lord Krishna]
take it for granted that it is derived from the Dravidian root "kar",
"kAr" etc., for black?


--- "N. Ganesan" <naga_ganesan at HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:
> Dear Indologists,
> Vishnu sahasranamam tells us that viSNu is 'megha varNam zubhAGgam'
> and 'megha zyAmam'. Are there any other places in the epics,
> R. and MBh. that say viSNu nArAyana is black or dark in complexion?
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