Significance of Flowers in Hindu Mythology


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Hindu mythology is full with names of flowers. Most of them carry a mythological or religious significance. In truth due to their mythological significance, these flowers are inevitable through the worship of a deity. Let us have an insight on a number of the flowers thought-about sacred due to the position they performed in Hindu Mythology.

Kamal (Lotus): From occasions immemorial, lotus has been probably the most sacred flower in Indian tradition and tradition. It holds an important place in Indian rituals. The lotus is the abode of Lord Brahma-the Creator. Goddess Laksmi sits on a pink lotus. A white lotus icons Goddess Saraswati. Lotus finds mention within the Bhagwad Gita the place Lord Krishna commands mankind to emulate the attributes of lotus and attempt for 'Moksha' or liberation from worldly matters.

Ashok (Sita Ashok): This flower symbolizes safety towards grief. In the epic Ramayana, Goddess Sita, after her abduction by Ravana, spent her sorrowful days underneath the shade of an Ashoka tree in Ashok Vatika (backyard of Ashoka timber). Indians consider that Ashoka flowers when immersed in water make the water pious and sacred.

Parijat (Night time flowering Jasmine): Parijat is a holy tree delivered to Earth by Lord Krishna for the happiness of his wives, Satyabhama and Rukmini. Based on Hindu mythology, both of Lord Krishna's consorts had a fetish for Parijat flowers. Subsequently, to keep each of them joyful, he planed the tree in Satyabhama's backyard in such a means that its flowers fell in Rukmini's garden.

Neel Kamal (Blue water lily): As per Hindu Mythology, Lord Ramought the blessings of Goddess Durga before embarking battle with Ravana. Lord Ram knew that Goddess Durga can be pleased if he provided her 100 'Neel Kamal' flowers. Subsequently, he traveled all the world over in quest of these flowers, however was capable of collect only ninety-9 of them. He then determined to supply one in every of his eyes, which resembled the flower. Seeing his devotion, Goddess Durga appeared before him and blessed him.

Kadamb: The Kadamb tree yields magnificent golden balls of yellow flowers. These flowers have a fascinating perfume. Abundantly present in Vrindavan, Lord Krishna sang and dance in festivity with the milkmaids underneath the shade of this tree.

Japa Kusum (China Rose / Pink Hibiscus): Japa flower is a particularly lovely and an auspicious flower. Through the worship of Goddess Durga, the offering of these flowers is inevitable. The pink colour of the flower grants the ferocious look of the Goddess.

Hindu mythological tales are filled with references to flowers. These flowers revered as sacred, will proceed to carry a big position in Indian tradition!


Source by Shrey Sehgal