"The enemy of the lotus"

Axel Michaels michaels at relwi.unibe.ch
Tue Feb 21 12:18:51 UTC 1995

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>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"?
Dear Dominik,
I remember an article by Wilhelm Rau on Sanskrit terms of lotus published 
in Festschrift Weller. Unfortunytely I do not have library facilities 
to be more precise but perhaps somebody else can help you with exact 
bibliographical data if necessary. Since Rau also studied botany he might 
discuss questions which interest you.
Axel Michaels

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