yugas and colours

JKirkpatrick jkirk at SPRO.NET
Sat Oct 31 15:00:02 UTC 2009

 I'm curious as to what are the words for "black" and "dark" in
this typology?
The usual colors cropping up in such typologies are white, red,
yellow, and blue/green/black.


 On Behalf Of George Hart
Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2009 8:04 AM

 From ParipaTal 3, about the 3rd or 4th century BCE:

Your wonder is such that you are counted through four kinds of
eons: zero, quarter, half, one, two three, four, five, six,
seven, eight, nine!  Black one with red eyes!  White one with
black eyes!  Green one with golden eyes!  Dark one with green

George Hart

On Oct 30, 2009, at 11:10 PM, Dominic Goodall wrote:

> Dear all,
> Can anybody tell me whether the notion that Vi.s.nu changes
colour in 
> each yuga predates the Bhaagavatapuraa.na?
> BhP_10.08.013/1 aasan var.naas trayo hy asya g.rh.nato
> tanuu.h
> BhP_10.08.013/3 "suklo raktas tathaa piita idaanii.m
> gata.h
> I find it in a few passages excluded from the critical text of
> Mahaabhaarata, e.g.
> 13*0002_01 ya.h "svetatvam upaagata.h k.rtayuge tretaayuge
> 13*0002_02 yugme ya.h kapila.h kalau sa bhagavaan k.r.s.natvam 
> abhyaagata.h
> Does anybody know of any demonstrably early references?
> Dominic Goodall

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