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Satish Phadke

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Jul 16, 2011, 5:58:19 AM7/16/11
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Recently Celastrus paniculatus (Jyotishmati) was mentioned by somebody as one of the Patri's offered to  Lord Ganesha. Somehow this plant doesn't figure in the list provided below. Of course there are variations in the literature.
Dr Phadke

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From: satish phadke <phadke...@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Sep 13, 2007 at 7:50 PM
Subject: Patri's for Lord Ganesha
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Just a compilation of information.Various leaves or Patri's are offered to Lord Ganesha during the Ganesh Festival.It was a tradition to know and remember these plants during the festival since ancient times.One should not rob or destroy these plants as it happens today.Many alternatives are also sold mimicking the originals.







Patri's offered to Lord Ganesha
  CommonName
(Marathi/Sanskrit)
Alt.Name Botanical Name Family
1 Arjun Arjunsadada Terminalia arjuna Combretaceae
2 Agast Hadga Sesbania grandiflora Fabaceae
3 Aghada Apamarg Achyranthus aspera Amaranthaceae
4 Bel Sriphal Aegle marmelos Rutaceae
5 Bor Badari Zizyphus mauritiana Rhamnaceae
6 Devdar Devdaru Cedrus deodorata Zingiberaceae
7 Durva Harali Cynodon Dactylon Poaceae
8 Dalimb Dadim Punica granatum Lythraceae
9 Dhotra Dhatura Datura Stramonium Solanaceae
10 Dorli Ranwang Solanum Indicum Solanaceae
11 Jai/Jati/Jatika Jasmine Jasminum Auriculatum Oleaceae
12 Kanher Karweer Nerium indicum Apocyanaceae
13 Kewda Ketki Pandanus odoratimus Pandanaceae
14 Maka Bhrungraj Eclipta erecta(prostrata) Asteraceae
15 Marwa Maarwa Origanum majorana Lamiaceae
16 Mogra Mallika Jasminum sambac Oleaceae
17 Pimpal Ashvattha Ficus religiosum Moraceae
18 Rui Ark Calotropis procera Aesclepiadaceae
19 Shami Khejdi Prosopis speciosa Mimosaceae
20 Tulas Vaijayanti Osimum sanctum Lamiaceae
21 Vishnukrant Vishnukranta Evolvulus alsinoides Convolvulaceae

Some other  books have mentioned other plants also in this list such as Mango(Amba), Tadpatra, Kadamb, Brahmi, Malati (Hiptage madablota ),Gokarna (Clitorea ternatea), Palas  (Butea).

Satish Phadke


Mahadeswara

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Jul 16, 2011, 9:42:56 AM7/16/11
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Excellent compilation.

On Jul 16, 2:58 pm, Satish Phadke <phadke.sat...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Recently *Celastrus paniculatus* (Jyotishmati) was mentioned by somebody as

Balkar Arya

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Jul 16, 2011, 9:44:21 AM7/16/11
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Nice Information Satish Ji
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Regards

Dr Balkar Singh
Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
Arya P G College, Panipat
Haryana-132103
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renee vyas vyas

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Jul 16, 2011, 12:53:32 PM7/16/11
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Thanks Satishji.....very valuable information.
 
Regards,
 
Renee

Chitralekha

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Jul 16, 2011, 1:09:14 PM7/16/11
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Here is my list of the 21 patris used in Ganesh puja. As Satish ji
mentioned there are variations not only in the sanskrit names of the
plants but also in the identification of the plants based on the
sanskrit names. However, all the plants are medicinally very
important.
1. Machi - Artemisia nilagirica, Asteraceae
2. Bhruhati - Solanum indicum, Solanaceae
3. Bilva - Aegle marmelos, Rutaceae
4. Durvayugma - Cyanodon dactylon, Poaceae
5. Dhatura - Datura metel/ D. stromonium, Solanaceae
6. Badari - Ziziphus mauritiana, Rhamnaceae
7. Apamarga - Achyranthes aspera, Amaranthaceae
8. Tulasi - Ocimum tenuiflorum, Lamiaceae
9. Vishnu kranta - Evolvulus alsinoides, Convolvulaceae
10. Dadima - Punica granatum, Punicaceae
11. Devadaru - Cedrus deodara, Pinaceae (Gymnosperm)
12. Maruvam /Marva - Origanum majorana/ O.vulgare, Lamiaceae
13. Sindhuvara - Vitex negundo, Verbenaceae
14 Jaji/Jati - Jasminum auriculatum, Oleaceae; some identify it as
Myristica fragrans (Jai), Myristicaceae
15. Shami - Prosopis cineraria, Mimosaceae
16. Ashwadha/ashvattha - Ficus religiosa, Moraceae
17. Arjuna - Terminalia arjuna, Combretaceae
18. Arka - Calotropis procera, Asclepiadaceae
19. Choota - Mangifera indica, Anacardiaceae
20. Karaveera - Nerium oleander/ Thevetia peruviana, Apocynaceae
21. Gandaki - Sterculia urens, Sterculiaceae
Four more names were added to the list in Bhavishya purana -
Bringaraja - Eclipta alba, Asteraceae
Malati/madhavilata - Hiptage benghalensis, Malpighiaceae
Ketaki - Pandanus oderatissimus, Pandanaceae and
Agasthya - Sesbania grandiflora, Papilionaceae
What puzzled me is the inclusion of a gymnosperm - devadaru (Cedrus)
in the list which is not easily available. But a search in the
internet yielded this information :
Forests full of Devadaru trees were the favorite abode or living place
of ancient Indian sages and their families who were devoted to Hindu
god Shiva. To please Lord Shiva, the sages used to perform very
difficult tapasya (meditation) in deodar forests. There is regular
mention of Darukavana, meaning a forest of deodars, as a sacred place
in the ancient Hindu epics and Shaivite texts.
Regards,
Chitralekha
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prasanna gogate

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Jul 16, 2011, 1:41:13 PM7/16/11
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dear all
celastrus panicualatus is an excellent brain tonic. Lord Ganesh is god of VIDYA therefore  in our region fruits are hanging over the head of ganesha. oil of this species is the best brain tonic in Ayurveda. I think this is excellent traditional method for plant conservation. thank you
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Ushadi micromini

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Jul 17, 2011, 4:37:45 AM7/17/11
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Also, here in Bengal, we also offer Durva ghas...
some people even make them up to look like durva in silver as
permanent
offering

Usha di
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On Jul 16, 10:41 pm, prasanna gogate <gogat...@gmail.com> wrote:
> dear all
> celastrus panicualatus is an excellent brain tonic. Lord Ganesh is god of
> VIDYA therefore  in our region fruits are hanging over the head of ganesha.
> oil of this species is the best brain tonic in Ayurveda. I think this is
> excellent traditional method for plant conservation. thank you
>
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