mahAbhArata : like a lotus in the rain.

This is from anus’Asana parva. Also called dAna dharma parva. yudhiSThira expresses all his sorrow upon seeing his grandsire, bhISma pitAmaha, lying on that painful bed of arrows, with blood flowing like a mountain river. He considers the dhArtarASTrAs fortunate, that they died in battle and did not have to see the condition of their…

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Padmasana, Padmanabha : Literal (Lotus Stalk), Yogic (Spinal Cord)

“Padmasanasthithe Devi, Parabrahma Swaroopini… Oh Devi! seated in a Padmasana, whose form is that of Parabrahma…” so begins a stotra in praise of  Devi. Brahma is referred to as Sarasijasana, Padmasana, Kamalasana All meaning “Lotus – Asana”. Does Padmasana refer to sitting on a lotus as shown below? This follows from interpreting the word Asana…