During samudra manthan (churning of the ocean), the gods had obtained Parijataka, the tree with divine fragrance. This tree was planted in the garden of Indra, the king of gods. One day, SageNarada went to this garden and collected some flowers that had fallen from the treeand gave them to Rukmini, Krishna's wife. Rukmini was very happy but when Satyabhama, another wife of Krishna, smelled its fragrance, she asked Krishna to bring her the tree. After defeating Indra, Krishna brought the tree on earth. But a quarrel started between Rukmini and Satyabhama, as both of them wanted the tree.
Krishna planted the tree in Satyabhama's courtyard in such a way that its flowers fell in Rukmini's house and in this way both his wives were happy.
|Dear Bhagashri ji|
Nice story telling. We have added you in the group anyway.
Even I remembered the story first time when i saw the photo.
Now I will like to add the child play related to parijataka.
When we were kids we use to play the game of grocery shop. Here we use to sale many things in which the seeds of plants, dal, flowers and what not were included . And we use to deal with parijat seeds as monney- Paisa. I tused yo be valued as 10 paisa. If papadi seeeds available it use to be valued as 100 paisa or 1 rupee.
Gone is the childhood and the days.
--- On Fri, 19/8/11, Madhuri Raut <iti...@gmail.com> wrote: