Padma: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Padma

Padma

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Padma means "lotus" in Sanskrit. In Hinduism and Buddhism, the lotus is a symbol of purity and transcendence, its beautiful blossoms floating above the muddy water in which it roots and its unfolding petals representing the soul's expansion. In East Asian religious iconography, lotuses are often depicted as divine thrones (they are especially associated with the Hindu deities Vishnu and Lakshmi), and more generally they represent grace, elegance and feminine beauty. (Various parts of the plant are edible and are staple ingredients in some south and east Asian cuisines.) Because of the deep devotional and cultural significance of the lotus, Padma and related names are common throughout India.

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Padma Lakshmi, from "Top Chef"

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Padma Patil is a housemate of Harry's (and his date to the Tri-Wizard Tournament ball) in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books. (She has a twin sister Parvati.)

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