"kaumudii"

L.S.Cousins mhcrxlc at dir.mcc.ac.uk
Tue Feb 21 10:57:57 EST 1995


Dominik Wujastyk writes:

>Also, does the lotus, kumuda, *really* blossom in the moonlight, as is
>implied by the common term "kaumudii"?

In Pali komudii is also taken as 'the full moon day in the month kattikaa'
(PED). On this Buddhaghosa comments (Sv I 139):
tadaa kira kumudaani supupphitaani  honti.

Lance Cousins.

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