from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Furnished with a navel.
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And the entry on Vishnu identifies the god in the lotus differently: “Visvakarma Sukta of Rig Veda (10.82) describes Vishnu as Padmanabha (lotus-naveled one, from whose navel sprang the lotus which contained Brahma, who created the universe)”
It becomes the bed of the lotus-naveled Vishnu when at the termination of every Yuga that deity of immeasurable power enjoys yoga-nidra, the deep sleep under the spell of spiritual meditation.
Mariette Hartley's double-naveled amazon mutant got the lion's share of the coverage, with Roddenberry reportedly declaring that he gave the character two navels to make up for the fact that network censors didn't allow him to show navels on Star Trek (if such a rule existed, Roddenberry got around it well before Genesis II).