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Thiruvengadam Ekambaram

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Feb 4, 2009, 3:47:54 AM2/4/09
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This tree/ plant I saw first time, at Ranthambore National Park.
Vertically and horizantally it is around 3 metre.
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mayur nandikar

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Feb 4, 2009, 4:37:04 AM2/4/09
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Hi,
This is an a Nyctanthes arbortristis belongs to Nyctanthaceae
In marathi commonly Called as PariJatak.
And in maharashtra its an a Common one
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Mayur

J.M. Garg

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Feb 6, 2009, 9:37:58 AM2/6/09
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Thanks, Mayur ji,
Some interesting aspects & mythology about it from Wikipedia link:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyctanthes_arbor-tristis

Nyctanthes arbor-tristis (sometimes incorrectly cited as Nyctanthes arbortristis or Nyctanthes arbor tristis) is commonly known as

  • Night-flowering Jasmine
  • Coral Jasmine
  • Parijat (also spelled Paarijat or Paarijaata [4])
  • Harsinghar [4]
  • Shephali
  • Maramalli or Pavazha malli in Tamil (Also spelled pavaza malli or pavala malli)

The tree is sometimes called the "tree of sorrow", because the flowers lose their brightness during daytime; the scientific name arbor-tristis also means "sad tree". The flowers can be used as a source of yellow dye for clothing. The flower is the official flower of the state of West Bengal, India, and for Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand.

Parijat appears in several Hindu myths. In one myth, Parijat appeared as the result of the Churning of the Milky Ocean. In another myth, Parijat was brought to earth by Krishna from Indra's garden.[4]

In Hindu mythology, there is a story involving Lord Krishna about a parijat and Krishna's two wives, Satyabhama and Rukmini. Satyabhama wanted this "Parijat" tree from the Heaven to be planted in her garden. Rukmini too, took a fancy to the flower. Krishna, wanting to keep both his wives happy, planted this tree so that the flowers fell in Rukmini's garden while the tree remained in Satyabhama's garden.[citation needed]

The tree was planted in the garden of Indra, the Lord of Heavens. Even as Krishna stole a branch of the tree he was spotted by Indra. However, Indra desisted from placing a curse on Krishna since he was an incarnation of Vishnu. Still, Indra put forth a curse on the stolen branch that it will never bear fruit even though the flowers may bloom on the tree. Since the day the tree was planted at Barabanki (the wives' garden), it flowers but does not reproduce, because it has no seeds and the branch cannot take root.[citation needed]

 


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Thiruvengadam Ekambaram

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Feb 6, 2009, 11:47:42 AM2/6/09
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Thank you very much for  the ID, relevant information

2009/2/4 mayur nandikar <mnan...@gmail.com>

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