Calotropis gigantea (Crown flower) is a species of Calotropis, native to Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India and China.
|This plant is commonly sighted in urban areas of Bharatpur, Rajasthan. Due to its mythological importance, it is planted in &/or outside the house. Rajendra Colony in front of world heritage - Keoladeo National Park is one such example.|
--- On Mon, 5/1/09, J.M. Garg <jmg...@gmail.com> wrote:
|Morning all the plant lovers,|
In Rajasthan, what I came to know from the elderly people about Calotropis gigantea is:
It is believed that the white flowers are mostly liked by the Lord Shiva family (I am not getting exact story behind this). Therefore, planting this species in the house gardens at particular time (probably in night of full moon day- Poornima of Swati Nakshatra), will give birth to the Lord Ganesha in its roots (shape is considered to be that of Lord Ganesha). And after four-five years the owner could take out the root again at particular timings. He would find the shape of lord Ganesha. Keep that inside home/worshipping place and the family or house memebers would never face any problem.
I will circulate exact and full story/belief for C. gigantea afterwards, again reviving my notes on the cultural/traditional beliefs of plants and animals.
Satya Prakash Mehra
--- On Wed, 7/1/09, Sid <sid...@gmail.com> wrote: