We as a whole know the significance of flowers in our day to day existence whether it’s about puja or for the climate, however the significance of flowers in nature is all over. They give normal medication (Ayurved) for people just as creatures and help in a plant’s propagation by tempting external pollinators. Yet, we use flowers in an alternate way, for example, we utilize conventional flowers for our everyday worship or puja.
Offering Flowers for Puja is a significant piece of Hindu worship, we offer various flowers to various gods, for example, Jasmine is offered to Lord Hanuman, Marigold is usually utilized in pujas yet especially offered to Lord Vishnu, Lotus flower is known for Goddess Laxmi. We can also use gold coated flowers for puja, which is nice.
Perhaps the most crude fundamentals of Hinduism to worship are the components of nature “Prakriti” and Flowers are quite possibly the most lovely things found in nature. In spite of the fact that puja flowers are likewise utilized for the beautification in the puja region and puja room.
We generally utilize grouped flowers for each puja, however there are a few flowers which may not be utilized for pooja like Champaka, which is otherwise called brilliant Champa or yellow Champak. This flower isn’t utilized while worshipping Lord Shiva.
The science behind offering the flowers, leaves, aromas and other fragrant substances is that these all have the attributes of drawing in certain and divine energies from the environmental factors. Individuals believe flowers to be a sign of their reverential feeling “Astha” and offering of flowers for puja is a supplication that the god awards us great wellbeing, riches and flourishing.
Tulasi (Ocimum tenuiflorum)
Tulasi is the most utilized pooja flower in Kerala sanctuaries. The name Tulasi implies the exceptional one. Various entries in the Puranas and different sacred texts (Vedas), highlight the significance of Tulasi inside strict worship. Puranas like Vishnu Purana, Bhagavata Purana, Devi Bhagavata Purana and Padma Purana clarifies the brilliance and worship conventions of Tulasi exhaustively.
Tulasi is viewed as a goddess and a partner of Lord Vishnu. Tulasi is worshipped as Tulasi Devi or Vrinda Devi. In Kerala, a family is considered fragmented on the off chance that it’s anything but a Thulasithara. The long stretch of Karthika (October-November) is popular for Tulasi pooja.
Three unique sorts of Tulasi are utilized in sanctuaries. They are Rama Tulasi with stems and leaves of green, Krishna Tulasi with stems and now and then likewise leaves of dull green, and Karppoora Tulasi with the smell of camphor. Kattu (Vana) Tulsai (Ocimum gratissimum), the wild structure, isn’t utilized for poojas. This load of types are utilized in Ayurveda. In pujas, however we can use gold coated flowers for puja, whis is great.
Koovalam (Aegle marmelos)
Koovalam is a hallowed tree to Hindus. The leaves of Koovalam are mostly utilized in Shiva sanctuaries. It is utilized while offering petitions to Lord Shiva. Koovalam leaves look like according to Lord Shiva, henceforth got the name Tripatra.
Koovalam wood is utilized for making Yupam in Yagami like Somayagam and Athirathram. It fills practically all climatic conditions in the wild. The tree is of moderate development and arrives at a most extreme tallness of 8-9 meters. The light green leaves are fragrant. The organic products can be oval or round and have the size of a huge orange.
Koovalam natural products are eatable. Individuals eat it either crude or make a decent jam. Lakshmi Devi wears the product of Koovalam in her right hand. Subsequently this tree is additionally called Sreephalam. Koovalam organic product has astringent properties and direct stomach related working. It is likewise utilized in restoring looseness of the bowels and diarrhea.
Thamara (Lotus – Nelumbo nucifera)
Thamara flowers are utilized in all sanctuaries. They are generally utilized for uncommon poojas like Sahasrakalasam, Ashtabandham Kalasam and Laksharchana. Lotus has various names in Sanskrit. Some of them are Padmam, Nalinam, Aravindam, Kamalam and Pankajam.
Lotus is related with the divine beings Vishnu, Brahma, and the goddesses Lakshmi and Sarasvati. From antiquated occasions the lotus has been a heavenly image in Hindu custom. It is normally utilized to act as an illustration of heavenly excellence, for instance Sri Krishna is frequently depicted as the Lotus-Eyed One.
Its unfurling petals propose the development of the spirit. The development of its unadulterated magnificence from the mud of it’s anything but a favorable otherworldly guarantee. Particularly Brahma and Lakshmi, the divinities of potency and riches, have the lotus image related to them.
If we are not using gold coated flowers for puja then Lotus is an excellent choice. In Hindu iconography, divinities regularly are portrayed with lotus flowers as their seats. Thamaramala (lotus festoon) is the primary contribution in Koodalmanikyam Swami Temple.