Tuesday 23 June 2015

Gifts From India

Bit behind with my posts! Not worth losing sleep over!

Anyway, a couple of weeks ago a long time reader of this little old blog, Swati and her family came over to Tokyo whilst her husband was at a conference. I was really hoping to meet up but our schedules didn't allow it :(

Swati did pop a couple of books in the post for Ebi-kun, they are comic style and tell Hindu stories. Tulsidas' Ramayana and Further Stories From The Jatakas.

Of course his nose was stuck straight in, some of the characters he recognised from the stories from Angkor Wat. He did have a good question, which I don't know the answer to, why is Ram blue?

I'm gutted we didn't get to meet up after all this time! But thank you for the books and the sandwood pouches! I can see some lessons about India in the near future!

1 comment:

  1. I just saw your post, sorry. Ram and Krishna are avatars of Vishnu, and all three are depicted as blue traditionally. Ram and Krishna were said to be dark of skin, so that could be one reason. Another supposed reason is that they are basically infinite, all pervasive, so the colour comes from the other two things men found infinite - sky and the ocean.


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