Thursday, 18 February 2016

Re: [www.keralites.net] Nagapushpam flower

 

Dear Mr. M.D.HEGDE,

I am regular follower of your mails.

The Nagalinga tree( Couroupita guianensis ) is a tropical one. It flowers annually. If you hold the flower vertically, the stamens will look like snake hood over a Lingam.

A tree may not grow in Manasarovar, the plant in the photo looks like a fern ( not a flowering plant).

NKL Venkatachalam

On Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 9:53 AM, Bijoj Ayyappan bijoj82@yahoo.com [Keralites] <Keralites@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Hi Mr. Hegde,

Sorry to say that the photo you are showing and circulated is not of NAGAPUSHPAM/CANNONBALL FLOWER it is a SEA CREATURE,

The real NAGAPUSPAM here....

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On Wednesday, February 17, 2016 2:15 AM, "♣ ♣ ♣M.D. HEGDE♣ ♣ ♣ hegde_csl@yahoo.co.in [Keralites]" wrote:

This is Nagapushpam flower which blooms only once in 36 yrs. It bloomed today at 3:30am at manasarovar👇

Cannonball flower / Naga pushpam

The naga pushpam or nagalingapoo is the flower of the Naga lingam/ Cannon ball Tree. The tree is considered sacred and is often grown in Shiva temples in India. The flowers as you can see resemble the hood of a snake over a lingam and hence the name nagalingam. It is said to be the favourite flower of Lord Shiva.


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