Gods and appropriate flowers

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  1. presci

    presci Senior IL'ite

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    Dear ILites,
    Can anyne of you tell for which God which flower is appropriate, like for eg. we put thulasi for Perumal, Vishnu & Anjaneyan. Like that does anybody know for other Gods also.
    Awaiting your reply.
    Luv,
    Presci
     
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    Chitvish Moderator IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear Pras,
    I have noted down the following from a religious manual:

    Vinayaka No Tulsi
    Shivan No thazampoo, Oomaththai, erukkampoo
    Vishnu No Akshathai, Oomaththai, erukkampoo
    Ambikai No Arukampul, Oomaththai, erukkampoo,
    Lakshmi No Thubaipoo
    Sarasvathi No Pavazamalli
    Hayagrivar No AraLi
    Bhairavar No Nandiyavattai.
    I have given the negatives to imply that all other flowers are allowed.

    Speciality is
    Arukampul for Vinayaka
    White nandiyavattai for Shiva
    Vilvam for Shiva & Lakshmi
    Red arali for Bhairava
    Tulsi for VishNu & Anjaneya
    Lotus for Lakshmi
    Red arali for Durgai
    in particular.

    Love,
    Chithra.
     
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  3. sunkan

    sunkan Gold IL'ite

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    dear presci,
    let me line up what i know off
    vinayakar..arughampul is visesham erukkam poo
    vishnu..tulasi and pavazhamalli
    lakshmi..arali, malli jaadi,javandi scented rose all that has great fragrance
    shiva..vilvam
    parvathi, arali, malli mullai, shanbhagam,jaadhi, any thing with great fragrance
    murugan: also all good smelling flowers..
    hanumar ofcourse tulasi and vetheley malai.

    hope this helps..sunkan
     
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    Dear chitra and sunkam ma'am

    Thanks for the wonderful info.Can u tell me if one can use Aralli (oleander) for shiva.
    In some temples they refuse to take aralli flowers for shiva deity.Any rason for that ?

    What is the tamil name for this flower "Datura" (a flower used in shiva worship) a nd "kadambam" (used for amman worship).

    Appreciate yr help in this regards.Thanks and have a wonderful weekend.Take care.


    regards
    latha
     
  5. Chitvish

    Chitvish Moderator IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear Latha,
    I have not heard of arali not being used for Shiva.
    Datura is a new name to me ! Is that a hindi word?
    Kadambam is mixed flowers, strung together.
    Love,
    Chithra.
     
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    presci Senior IL'ite

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    Dear mam,
    Thank u so much for the information. I just wanted to know so that on the respective days, the respective flowers can be used.
    Thanks once again.
    Luv,
    Presci
     
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    presci Senior IL'ite

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    Dear Sunkan,
    Thank u so much.
    Luv,
    Presci
     
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    Dear Chitra Ma'am,

    Sorry for replying so late.kadamba is an orange ball shaped flower that is used for murugan pooja esp in Palani It is not our regular kadambam garland sold in chennai

    In regards to datura flower.it is a sanskrit word.it is used for shiva pooja alone.

    Do u have any idea what these flowers are called in chennai.?

    Please check the attached files.Appreciate yr valuable input in this.Ma'am it is always a pleasure reading yr contribution in this site whatever the discussion is....Take care.

    Happy Shiva Rathri !!!!!!!

    regards

    latha
     

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  9. Shanvy

    Shanvy IL Hall of Fame

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    mktm,

    These datura looks more like the white version of the blue bells...and there is a old story which one of the thatha's who used to work for my granny say, it is a flower that came from shiva's heart.I really thought it was a folklore....not sure...if this is true...confirm if you have any idea.

    and there is the nagalingam flower, which is used only for worshipping shiva again.
     
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    Hi shanthi


    I don't think datura belongs to bluebell flower variety.Anyway iam totally clueless on this matter.Lets hope our chithra ma'am clears our doubt regarding this.

    As far as i know Nagalingam flowers are used only for shiva worship.Thanks for yr inputs.Have a great day and Happy Shiva Rathri!!!


    regards

    mtkm
     

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