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Devi Nair

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Jul 16, 2011, 11:24:50 PM7/16/11
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The month of Karkkidakam has started today as per the Malayalam calendar. This is the wettest month of the season and  the ten sacred flowers, 'Dashapushpam', are given a lot of importance in rituals.  This is because it is also the season when a lot of illnesses surface due to the damp weather. 

Even though they are termed as flowers, in reality it is the whole plant and the leaves that are medicinal. The flowers in most cases are small and inconspicuous.

Many of these can also be used as pot herbs and added to batters or Dhals to make healthy and tasty dishes. The leaves of of the Mukkutti are crushed and the greenish black juice is used by the women to make a bindi during this month. It is supposed to attract 'Shree' , prosperity.

Dashapushpam



1. Karuka                              Cynodon dactylon
2. Valli uzhinja                       Cardiospermum halicacabum
3. Poovankurunnela                Vernonia cinerea  
4.Muyalchevian                      Emilia sonchifolia 
5.Kayyonni                            Eclipta alba
6.Nilappana                           Curculigo orchioides
7.Vishnukranti                        Evolvulus alsinoides
8.Mukkutti                              Biophytum sensitivum
9.Cherula                               Aerva lanata
10.Thirutali                             Ipomoea sepiaria




Regards,
Devi

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Jul 16, 2011, 11:48:31 PM7/16/11
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Dineshji help help!
Marathi names pl.
Madhuri

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From: Devi Nair <tcl...@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2011 08:54:50 +0530
Subject: [efloraofindia:74282] Dashapushpam

Smilax004

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Jul 17, 2011, 3:19:53 AM7/17/11
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Thanks Deviji for sharing this.

May I share my experience in connection with dasapushpam and nakshthra
marangal (trees of zodiac signs)?
I have been involved in planting dasapushpam, trees of zodiac signs
(http://thenmala.info/trees.html) in collaboration with forest
department and different temple authorities in different parts of
Kerala. It was a good experience as people from different corners
(school & College) students, teachers, involved in the program to
restore a Kavu (sacred forest) last month in Central Kerala
(Nagapuzha, near Thodupuzha in Idukki district of Kerala). Here people
have realized the fact that they have lost the natural habitat near
the pristine Kavu by the activity of different authorities handled the
temple for the last 30-40 years. During this period they have
renovated and temple (which was just a small idol beneath a tree when
the kavu was there) and build new temple and expanded the existing
one. Now they realize that unless they get the kavu back, the divinity
of the area would not be complete. Now they are planting trees and
other plants with local importance. I am in the restoration committee
along with experts from different fields. We insisted them plants
(only indigenous/endemics) of ethnic and medicinal importance. We
suggested trees of zodiac signs (Nakshathra marangal), Dasapushpangal,
Dasamoolangal (major plants used in the preparation of
Dasamoolarishtam, an ayurvedic preparation). Kerala Forest department
and Devaswam Board are showing keen interest in generating awareness
by planting trees in such places in collaboration with local people or
interested public bodies towards conservation.
MS Swaminathan Research Foundation regional station (MSSRF, Waynad,
Kerala) is involved in such kind of activities in Kerala. They
distribute seedlings of these trees/plants as well!

Thanks and Regards,
Giby


On Jul 17, 8:24 am, Devi Nair <tcld...@gmail.com> wrote:
> The month of Karkkidakam has started today as per the Malayalam calendar.
> This is the wettest month of the season and  the ten sacred flowers,
> 'Dashapushpam', are given a lot of importance in rituals.  This is because
> it is also the season when a lot of illnesses surface due to the damp
> weather.
>
> Even though they are termed as flowers, in reality it is the whole plant and
> the leaves that are medicinal. The flowers in most cases are small and
> inconspicuous.
>
> Many of these can also be used as pot herbs and added to batters or Dhals to
> make healthy and tasty dishes. The leaves of of the Mukkutti are crushed and
> the greenish black juice is used by the women to make a bindi during this
> month. It is supposed to attract 'Shree' , prosperity.
>
> *Dashapushpam*
> *
> *
> *
> *
> *
> *

Satish Phadke

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Jul 17, 2011, 3:44:01 AM7/17/11
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Giby ji
Great work indeed.
Satish

mani nair

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Jul 17, 2011, 4:05:41 AM7/17/11
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Dear Madhuri ji,

I can give the translation of the following plants names to Marathi.

1.  Karuka  -     Dhruva grass -  it is offered to Ganesha.
2.  Kayyonni    - Brigaraj  -  it is used in hair oil
3.  Nilappana   -  Kali Musali  - used in tonics
4.  Mukkutti    -  Lajwanti
 
For more details of above and  translation of remaining  over to Dinesh ji.

Regards,

Mani Nair.

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Jul 17, 2011, 4:38:34 AM7/17/11
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He Maniji
Great! Thanks!
Yes all of them I am familiar with. I knew that there woul be durva and bramhi (bhrungraj).
Expected Maka too and terda_ balsum.
Thanks again
Dinesh ji ur turn.

Madhuri

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From: mani nair <mani....@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2011 13:35:41 +0530
To: Satish Phadke<drsmp...@gmail.com>
Cc: Smilax004<giby.ku...@gmail.com>; efloraofindia<indian...@googlegroups.com>
Subject: Re: [efloraofindia:74310] Re: Dashapushpam

formp...@yahoo.com

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Jul 17, 2011, 5:07:08 AM7/17/11
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Great work Gibiji
Thanks for sharing.
May God give all of you more and more strength to plant more and more trees.
Let more and more people join in this ospiceous work
Madhuri
Madhuri
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Devi

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Jul 17, 2011, 6:35:09 AM7/17/11
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Giby'ji,

Congrats on the excellent work you are doing. Most of the Kavus in
Kerala are getting destroyed as properties get split up and sold.

I have a copy of the book on Star trees brought out by Thenmala and
have planted several of the trees.

Ushadi micromini

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Jul 18, 2011, 7:36:26 AM7/18/11
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Wonderful,,,,
first sacred groves and now this...
lovely

Usha di
PS I wish THENMALA site would give botanical names and north india or
sanskrit names of Nakshatras...
CAN ANYONE HERE TRANSLATE PLEASE.
===

Dinesh Valke

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Jul 18, 2011, 10:11:03 AM7/18/11
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Madhuri ji,

My attempt at gathering names ...

No.Vernacular BotanicalMarathi
1. KarukaCynodon dactylonदुरवा durva, हरळी harali
2.Valli uzhinjaCardiospermum halicacabum
पिंगवी pingavi
3.PoovankurunnelaVernonia cinerea सहदेवी sahadevi
4.Muyalchevian Emilia sonchifoliaसदामंदी
5. KayyonniEclipta albaभृंगराज bhringaraj, माका maka
6.NilappanaCurculigo orchioidesकाळी मुसळी kali musali, तालमूली tal-muli
7.VishnukrantiEvolvulus alsinoides शंखवेल shankhavel, विष्णुक्रांत vishnukranta
8.Mukkutti Biophytum sensitivumझरेरा jharera, लाजवंती lajwanti
9. CherulaAerva lanataकापूरमाधुरी kapurmadhuri
10.ThirutaliIpomoea sepiaria आमटी वेल amti-vel


Regards.
Dinesh

Vijayasankar

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Jul 18, 2011, 10:46:59 AM7/18/11
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Here are the Tamil names, in the same order.
Ref.: http://envis.frlht.org/botanical_search.php

Sl.No.

Tamil name

1.

அருகம்புல்  (Arugampul)

2.

முடக்கற்றான்  (Mudakkatraan)

3.

சீதேவி செங்கழுநீர்  (Citevi cenkalunir)

4.

முயல்செவி  (Muyalchevi)

5.

கரிசாலை (Karisaalai)

6.

நிலப்பனை  (Nilappanai)

7.

விஷ்ணுகிரந்தி  (Vishnukiranthi)

8.

நிலசுருங்கி  (Nilachurungi)

9.

சிறு பீளை  (Siru peelai)

10.

தாலிக்கொடி  (Thalikkodi)


 
Regards 
 
Vijayasankar Raman
National Center for Natural Products Research
University of Mississippi

Dinesh Valke

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Jul 18, 2011, 11:00:02 AM7/18/11
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... thank you very much Vijayasankar ji for the Tamil names in native script.
Regards.
Dinesh

Vijayasankar

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Jul 18, 2011, 11:57:14 AM7/18/11
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Thanks Dinesh ji, the credit goes to you for sharing the Tamil script editor, which is very useful :)

 
Regards 
 
Vijayasankar Raman
National Center for Natural Products Research
University of Mississippi



Madhuri Pejaver

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Jul 18, 2011, 2:23:06 PM7/18/11
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Great Dineshji and Vijayshankar ji
for the prompt reply that too in orderly manner.
Mani ji Maka is there. I missed the bhringraj which is maka as written by Dineshji.
Most of the names I am familiar with. Now will have to see the flowers and plant photos so that will know correctly.
Here only thing what struck was we call patri in Sanskrit and offer the leaves to Lord Ganesh.
But here it Dashpushpam, but no flowers again many of them are patris.
Madhuri   .

--- On Mon, 18/7/11, Dinesh Valke <dinesh...@gmail.com> wrote:

manudev madhavan

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Jul 19, 2011, 5:20:47 AM7/19/11
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Great effort..!!! 
Thanks to all...!!!
--
Manudev K Madhavan
Junior Research Fellow
Systematic & Floristic Lab,
Department of Botany, 
Centre for Postgraduate Studies & Research 
St. Joseph's College, Devagiri
Kozhikode- 673 008
Mob: 9496470738

Ushadi micromini

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Jul 20, 2011, 10:49:52 AM7/20/11
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Gosh: what a lot of effort from Dinesh ji, Madhuri ji, and Viyashankar
ji....
thank you thank you...
Great guns...
Usha di

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On Jul 19, 2:20 pm, manudev madhavan <manudevkmadha...@gmail.com>
wrote:
> Great effort..!!!
> Thanks to all...!!!
>
> On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 11:23 AM, Madhuri Pejaver <formpeja...@yahoo.com>wrote:
>
>
>
> > Great Dineshji and Vijayshankar ji
> > for the prompt reply that too in orderly manner.
> > Mani ji Maka is there. I missed the bhringraj which is maka as written by
> > Dineshji.
> > Most of the names I am familiar with. Now will have to see the flowers and
> > plant photos so that will know correctly.
> > Here only thing what struck was we call patri in Sanskrit and offer the
> > leaves to Lord Ganesh.
> > But here it Dashpushpam, but no flowers again many of them are patris.
> > Madhuri   .
>
> > --- On *Mon, 18/7/11, Dinesh Valke <dinesh.va...@gmail.com>* wrote:
>
> > From: Dinesh Valke <dinesh.va...@gmail.com>
> > Subject: Re: [efloraofindia:74433] Re: Dashapushpam
> > To: formpeja...@yahoo.com
> > Cc: "mani nair" <mani.na...@gmail.com>, "Efloraindia" <
> > indian...@googlegroups.com>, "Satish Phadke" <drsmpha...@gmail.com>,
> > "Smilax004" <giby.kuriak...@gmail.com>
> > Date: Monday, 18 July, 2011, 7:41 PM
>
> > Madhuri ji,
>
> > My attempt at gathering names ...
>
> > *No.**Vernacular* *Botanical**Marathi*1. Karuka*Cynodon dactylon*दुरवा
> > durva, हरळी harali 2.Valli uzhinja*Cardiospermum halicacabum* पिंगवी
> > pingavi3.Poovankurunnela*Vernonia cinerea* सहदेवी sahadevi4.Muyalchevian *Emilia
> > sonchifolia*सदामंदी5. Kayyonni*Eclipta alba*भृंगराज bhringaraj, माका maka
> > 6.Nilappana*Curculigo orchioides*काळी मुसळी kali musali, तालमूली tal-muli
> > 7.Vishnukranti*Evolvulus alsinoides* शंखवेल shankhavel, विष्णुक्रांत
> > vishnukranta8.Mukkutti *Biophytum sensitivum*झरेरा jharera, लाजवंती
> > lajwanti9. Cherula*Aerva lanata*कापूरमाधुरी kapurmadhuri 10.Thirutali*Ipomoea
> > sepiaria* आमटी वेल amti-vel
>
> > Regards.
> > Dinesh
>
> > On Sun, Jul 17, 2011 at 2:08 PM, <formpeja...@yahoo.com<http://mc/compose?to=formpeja...@yahoo.com>
> > > wrote:
>
> > ** He Maniji
> > Great! Thanks!
> > Yes all of them I am familiar with. I knew that there woul be durva and
> > bramhi (bhrungraj).
> > Expected Maka too and terda_ balsum.
> > Thanks again
> > Dinesh ji ur turn.
>
> > Madhuri
>
> > Sent from BlackBerry® on Airtel
> > ------------------------------
> > *From: * mani nair <mani.na...@gmail.com<http://mc/compose?to=mani.na...@gmail.com>>
>
> > *Sender: * indian...@googlegroups.com<http://mc/compose?to=indian...@googlegroups.com>
> > *Date: *Sun, 17 Jul 2011 13:35:41 +0530
> > *To: *Satish Phadke<drsmpha...@gmail.com<http://mc/compose?to=drsmpha...@gmail.com>
>
> > *Cc: *Smilax004<giby.kuriak...@gmail.com<http://mc/compose?to=giby.kuriak...@gmail.com>>;
> > efloraofindia<indian...@googlegroups.com<http://mc/compose?to=indian...@googlegroups.com>
>
> > *Subject: *Re: [efloraofindia:74310] Re: Dashapushpam
>
> > Dear Madhuri ji,
>
> > I can give the translation of the following plants names to Marathi.
>
> > 1.  Karuka  -     Dhruva grass -  it is offered to Ganesha.
> > 2.  Kayyonni    - Brigaraj  -  it is used in hair oil
> > 3.  Nilappana   -  Kali Musali  - used in tonics
> > 4.  Mukkutti    -  Lajwanti
>
> > For more details of above and  translation of remaining  over to Dinesh ji.
>
> > Regards,
>
> > Mani Nair.
>
> --
> *Manudev K Madhavan*
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