4 Petals of Lotus

A 4 Petalled Lotus is associated with Chakra 1. According to the Purusha, Brahma sits on a four-petalled lotus atop Meru, which is in turn supported by four mountains. Meru is surrounded by four continents and four seas, in which context there are four different kinds of trees, four colors and four castes. On the four petals are four letters Vam, Sham, Gham, and Sam that glitter like gold. http://www.keral.com/astrology/occultism.htm In other versions these are replaced by 7: sapta- In the interpretation of M.Kahir These are also associated with 4 sibilant sounds: s sh sz z