by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 2.3.47; a medieval era Sanskrit book, written by Rupa Goswami (fl. 15th century) which represents a devotional (bhakti) masterpiece. In this work Goswami describes the nature and different forms of pure love (rasa) as well as various other topics on Vaishnavism and devotion.

Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration and English translation:

अथ वैवर्ण्यम् —
विषाद-रोष-भीत्य्-आदेर् वैवर्ण्यं वर्ण-विक्रिया ।
भाव-ज्ञैर् अत्र मालिन्य-कार्श्याद्याः परिकीर्तिताः ॥२.३.४७॥

atha vaivarṇyam —
viṣāda-roṣa-bhīty-āder vaivarṇyaṃ varṇa-vikriyā |
bhāva-jñair atra mālinya-kārśyādyāḥ parikīrtitāḥ ||2.3.47||

English translation

Changing of color:
“Change of a person’s complexion (varṇya-vikriyā) due to grief, anger or fear is called vaivarṇya or change of color.”

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