yugas and colours

Jean-Luc Chevillard jean-luc.chevillard at UNIV-PARIS-DIDEROT.FR
Sat Oct 31 14:38:50 UTC 2009

Dear George,

I suppose this is a /lapsus calami/
and you meant "CE" (and not "BC").

Zvelebil, in his /Lexicon of Tamil Literature/ [1995:528], summarizing 
discussions on the date of Paripāṭal,

"Prob. date between latter half of 4th and first half of the 6th c."

Best wishes

-- Jean-Luc

George Hart a écrit :
> 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 eyes!
> 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 'nuyuga.m tanuu.h
>> BhP_10.08.013/3 "suklo raktas tathaa piita idaanii.m k.r.s.nataa.m 
>> gata.h
>> I find it in a few passages excluded from the critical text of the 
>> Mahaabhaarata, e.g.
>> 13*0002_01 ya.h "svetatvam upaagata.h k.rtayuge tretaayuge raktataa.m
>> 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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