Padmopama, Padmopamā, Padma-upama: 1 definition


Padmopama means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Padmopama in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Padmopamā (पद्मोपमा) refers to “she who is on par with goddess Lakṣmī”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.34 (“The Story of Anaraṇya”).—Accordingly, after king Anaraṇya was advised: “On hearing the words of the wise, the king lamented again and again but ultimately offered his daughter fully bedecked in ornaments to the excellent sage. O mountain, accepting and marrying the beautiful maiden Padmā, on a par with goddess Lakṣmī (padmopamā), in accordance with holy laws, the delighted sage returned to his abode. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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