Re: English equivalents for 'nava_ratnaalu'

Ramakrishna S. Pillalamarri (pkrishna@ARL.MIL)
Fri, 12 Sep 1997 09:42:46 -0400


At 11:51, 11/09/1997, V. Chowdary Jampala wrote:
>What are the English equivalents for our Telugu navaratnaalu? I

Here they are. I managed to properly match the Indian and English names.

	Telugu/Sanskrit name	Assoc. Planet	English
	mutyamu			candruDu	- pearl
	mANikyamu	-	ravi		- ruby
	vajramu			SukruDu		- diamond
	pacca pUsa, marakatamu	budhuDu		- emerald
	pagaDamu, vidrumamu	kujuDu		- coral
	gOmEthikamu		rAhuvu		- hessonite
	vaiDUryamu		kEtuvu		- Cat's Eye
	pushya rAgamu		bRhaspati	- yellow sapphire
	indra neelamu		Sani		- blue sapphire

Probably "cat's eye", and "hessonite" have better sounding names. I am not
sure if opal and jade belong here somewhere.

Ramakrishna "nikkamaina manci neelAniki taLukU, beLukU unDavA?" Pillalamarri