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can form the basis of a universal system of symbolism that goes beyond the
narrow confines of language, because the impact of colour is direct and
emotional, while the appeal of language is indirect and based on cultural
Also colour has more variety than language. To give example: our eye can distinguish millions of shades of colour, though most of the world's languages have very few names for colours.The emotional appeal of colour has been recently studied experimentally by scientists. Coloured light has definite, and clearly observable effect on the mood and behaviour of individuals.
The relationship between colour form and the five natural elemants
(pancha mahabhutas) that is mentioned in the tantrik and yoga texts forms a working base from which to interprit the symbolism of colour.This section of the site is devoted to introducing the colours in Indian religious rituals and symbology.
The colours also have some shapes assosciated with them,
These shapes have also been discussed.
The site also briefly tells why gods have a particular colour for example why Ganesha and Lakshmi are yellow and Kaali is black and so on.
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