Monday, November 2, 2009


Finally found an English word that means "mrudgandh" - petrichor ( , )

Apparently comes from petros = stone and ichor = the fluid that is supposed to flow in the veins of the gods in Greek mythology. It was coined by two Australian researchers for an article in the journal Nature.

But it doesn't sound anywhere as good mrudgandh does. "Mrudgandh" sounds beautiful, poetic even, conjuring up an image of the first rains of the season on dry parched soil and bringing a waft of that sweet smell to your mind.