Sauvarnapadma, Sauvarṇapadma, Sauvarna-padma: 1 definition

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sauvarṇapadma (सौवर्णपद्म) refers to a “golden lotus”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.21. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] When they [viz., Śiva’s Gaṇas (attendants)] went away and He was left alone with Satī, Śiva rejoiced much and sported with her. [...] Sometimes with musk He would make marks like bees on her breasts that resembled the buds of a golden lotus (sauvarṇapadma-kalikā)”.

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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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