"The enemy of the lotus"

Dominik Wujastyk dom at uclblr.iisc.ernet.in
Mon Feb 20 16:17:32 UTC 1995

Has anyone come across a synonym for the sun (suurya, arka) which means
"enemy or killer of the lotus", i.e., kumudhaghnii, kumudahan, etc.?
This would be antithetical to the names for moonlight such as
"kumuda-bandhu, k-suh.rt, kaumudii" etc.

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



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