[INDOLOGY] Śiva (linga), the mountain and the blue colour

Paolo Eugenio Rosati paoloe.rosati at gmail.com
Wed Feb 1 12:06:21 UTC 2017

Dear indologists,

I am looking for Puranic references that link together Shiva, the blue
colour and the mountain.

E.g.: in *Kalikapurana *is narrated that Nilacala turned its colour into
blue because of the touch of the *yoni*, although the mountain was already
identified with Shiva (and its linga) -- thus it may be (probably)
assumed/hypothesised that the association between blue and Shiva was
provoked by the *shakti *of the Goddess.

Any further reference will be greatly appreciated.


Paolo E. Rosati
Oriental Archaeologist
PhD candidate in "Civilizations of Asia and Africa"
South Asia Section
Dep. Italian Institute of Oriental Studies/ISO
'Sapienza' University of Rome
paoloe.rosati at uniroma1.it
paoloe.rosati at gmail.com
Skype: paoloe.rosati
Mobile: (+39) 338 73 83 472

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