What is the meaning of 'RatnasAnu'?

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sukumar
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#1 What is the meaning of 'RatnasAnu'?

Post by sukumar » 02 May 2017, 14:23

Dear All,

I came across this word "RatnaSanu" in Chandrasekharashtakam. I have shown a link where the meaning is given as 'Mountain of Jewels'. One of my aunt says that the meaning is "RAINBOW".

http://shivu360.blogspot.in/2009/04/cha ... takam.html

http://sathyasaiwithstudents.blogspot.i ... QhGwPmGPIU


I am unable to decide on the correct meaning. As far as the first stanza of the prayer is concerned, RAINBOW is more suitable for HIM to tie the snake as bowstring! :?: :!:

More light on this matter please.......
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#2 Re: What is the meaning of 'RatnasAnu'?

Post by Sachi_R » 02 May 2017, 14:55

Two Sanskrit dictionaries clearly state ratnasAnu is a name of Mount Meru. That (mythical) mountain is supposed to be made up of gems.
zarAsana should mean Shiva is seated on a seat made up of zara grass (even the word zaravana for Kumara is because he was found in a meadow of zara grass).
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