question

Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at umich.edu
Thu Mar 13 16:46:07 EST 1997


	Naaraaya.nabha.t.ta uses the expression kalaayaavalii several
times in his famous poem Naaraayaa.niiya.  As far as I can tell, it must
be kalaaya + aavalii, a row/line of kalaaya.  The dictionary meaning of
kalaaya (Apte) is "green peas", (vaa.taa.naa in Marathi).  I wonder if
anyone knows the significance of this expression in the context of
describing the Krishna image in the temple at Guruvaayur?  
	Thanks.
			Madhav Deshpande






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