Sanskrit Spelling

Venkatraman Iyer venkatraman_iyer at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Feb 29 12:05:41 UTC 2000

>"Middle Indians" from Gujarat  and Mahrastra to Orissa and Andhra rather
>pray to Krushna (and occasionally spell his name that way, kruSNa) while
>Dilli/UP-wallas prefer Krishna (kriSNa) or even later


Interestingly, Tamil also uses kirushNan/kiruTTiNan for kRSNa.
Is kRSNa = black, an Indo-Aryan word? Or, does it have a relation
to tamil karu/karuppu/karumai = black?

V. Iyer

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