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Posted: 21 July 2012 at 7:03am | IP Logged
Was just wondering why isnt narayan painted blue like in other series ? ? Has a certain event to occur by which he would become blue ? ?

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Posted: 21 July 2012 at 7:18am | IP Logged
I dont think there was any event which turned Vishnu ji blue
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Posted: 21 July 2012 at 7:39am | IP Logged
Originally posted by Nandiniraizaada

I dont think there was any event which turned Vishnu ji blue


But why in jai jai bajrangbali they are always showing him in blue and even in the pictures i have at home ?
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Posted: 21 July 2012 at 7:41am | IP Logged
Narayan himself was never blue, however, Krishna was said to be so dark skinned that his skin appeared to be blue. Ram also is sometimes referred to as dark-skinned.

Owing to the prejudices that associate dark skin tone with lower classes and fair skin with upper classes, the portrayal of these two deities was converted to Blue-skin rather than dark skin. The Blue shade thus chosen is again one that cannot be associated with any known human skin color, thus attributing divine characteristic to the deities.


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Posted: 21 July 2012 at 7:49am | IP Logged
yes and also blue is associated with divinity so may be thats why they depict him as blue but am not sure
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Posted: 21 July 2012 at 8:34am | IP Logged
 Vishnu is always described as Blue in colour ,There is no caste colour depiction formed  for  any gods ,  Krishna and Rama were logically belongs to Higher caste.(Kshatriya).


Following from Vishnu puran  about his appearance 

Lord Vishnu represents the aspect of the Supreme Reality that preserves and sustains the universe. Although there are variations in images and pictures of Lord Vishnu, He is generally symbolized by a human body with four arms. In His hands He carries a conch (shankha), a mace (gada), and discus (chakra). He wears a crown, two earrings, a garland (mala) of flowers, and a gem around the neck. He has a blue body and wears yellow clothes. The Lord is shown standing on a thousand-headed snake (named Shesha Nag), and the snake stands with its hoods open over the head of the Lord. 

The four arms indicate Lord's omnipresence and omnipotence. The two front arms signify the lord's activity in the physical world and the two back arms signify His activity in the spiritual world. The right side of the body represents the creative activities of the mind and the intellect. The left side symbolizes the activities of the heart; that is, love, kindness, and compassion. 

A conch in the upper left hand indicates that the Lord communicates with His devotees with love and understanding. When blowing His conch, He reminds his devotes to live in this world with kindness and compassion towards all living beings. A chakra in His upper right hand conveys the idea that the Lord uses this weapon to protect His devotees from evil. The mace denotes energy and a mace in the Lord's left lower hand signifies that He sustains the manifest world by the energy that He holds in Himself. His front right hand is depicted bestowing grace on His devotees. 

The snake denotes the mind and the thousand heads of the snake signify innumerable desires and passions of an individual. Just as a snake destroys its victim by its venom, an uncontrolled mind destroys the world by the venom of its possessiveness. The Lord has controlled all desires, and this is symbolized by showing Him seated on the two coils of the snake. When a sincere devotee of the Lord controls his desires, the Lord fulfills the devotee's genuine desires and helps him on his path. 

The blue sky in the background of the Lord suggests that He pervades the entire universe. The blue color symbolizes infinity. The blue body of the Lord signifies that He has infinite attributes. He is nameless, formless, and immeasurable. The color yellow is associated with earthly existence and the yellow clothes of the Lord signify that He incarnates Himself on this earth to uphold righteousness and destroy evil and unrighteousness. 

A flower garland around the Lord's neck is a symbol of the devotee's adoration for the Lord. A gem decorating His neck signifies that the Lord fulfills all genuine desires of His devotees and provides for their needs. The crown is a symbol of the Lord's supreme power and authority. The two earrings signify the dual nature of creation, such as knowledge and ignorance, happiness and unhappiness, and pleasure and pain. 



Edited by vanadhi - 21 July 2012 at 8:33am

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Posted: 21 July 2012 at 9:06am | IP Logged
Umm I didn't say that they belonged to any community, I said that their skin color was dark hence the reference to Blue skin rather than say dark outright because of prejudices against dark skin.

As a matter of fact Krishna was raised in the Yadav community - cowherds. He is also called Yaduvanshi - which directly links him to the present day Yadavs - which are recognized as Backward Community.


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Posted: 21 July 2012 at 9:33am | IP Logged
Originally posted by Chitrashi

Umm I didn't say that they belonged to any community, I said that their skin color was dark hence the reference to Blue skin rather than say dark outright because of prejudices against dark skin.

As a matter of fact Krishna was raised in the Yadav community - cowherds. He is also called Yaduvanshi - which directly links him to the present day Yadavs - which are recognized as Backward Community.

Yes as u said he is only raised by Yadav community , not all the yadavs are backwards class as sealed by our current government .Krishna parent Vasudev is from renounced sura's clan ,they used to call themselves Vrishini's among yadavs. They are cleanly Kshatriya's .
  
The name Yadav is  arrived form a king 's name called Yadu 
Amongst the Yadava clans mentioned in ancient Indian literature, the haihayas  are believed to have descended from Sahasrajit, elder son of Yadu  and all other Yadava clans, which include the Chedis , the Vidarbhas , the Satvatas, the Andhakas, the Kukuras, the Bhojas, the Vrishinis and the Shainyas are believed to have descended from Kroshtu or Kroshta, younger son of Yadu.They are larger groups .Like what most of the Godras formed in the Rishis like Kashyab ,Vashist etc .

Read about Yadu here Yadu,
He is nowhere mentioned as a backward class,just as king or kshatriya  then how come his vansh Krishna will be !

 

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