Inspired by my love, and obsession over this magical mystical flower, brahma kamal, waiting, hoping. Valley of flowers national park uttarakhand state india. While we have the main vedas, upanishads, the mahabharata in several translations we also present newer commentaries, anthologies, and entirely new branches of hinduism. Named after the god of creation brahma, this flower is said to bring immense luck and prosperity to the person who watches it bloom. Brahma remained in the lotus flower, floating and tossing on the sea. It is scientifically known as saussurea obvallata which comes under sunflower family, asteraceae. So, schools of thought say that brahma was born from the navel of lord vishnu while others say that. Some north indians claim that the flower of saussurea obvallata is the brahma kamal. Around 1750 bc aryan invaders from central asia settled in north west india and introduced their own religious. The flower blooms in between july and august month in mid monsoon and at an altitude range of 10,000 feet to 15,000 feet level. May 10, 2020 here at the hinduism section of, we aim at presenting the original works that lay the foundations of hinduism. The majority of the vedas are considered the shruti, which is translated to that which is hard. Dont think of these eastern religions in the same context of western religions like christianity.
The flower is named after the hindu god of creation, and it blooms for only one night each year. There are many hindu religious stories related to brahma kamal, hence it is considered as a holy flower. The most holy of the hindu books is written in sanskrit and is referred to as the vedas. Kamal nelumbo nucifera lotus the red lotus has pride of place in indian literature. There are however two holy books for hinduism the mahabhrata and the ramayana. In hindu drawings brahma is seen sitting on a pink flower that resembles a lotus sanskrit. Kadamba trees and flowers are also a universal favourite among the gods. He is one of the more complex hindu deities, alternatively hurting, and then helping, mankind as well as other hindu gods and goddesses. Hindu mythology, brahma was born from a huge white lotus called the brahma kamal. Jun 07, 2008 all hindus know that some books are considered holy by everyone, and not every book written by every author becomes holy. In hindu mythology brahma kamal is believed to have divine powers, being regarded as spiritual flower it is offered to lord vishnu at badrinath shrine and lord shiva at kedarnath shrine. The plant holds immense sacred value in the region. Even, in our epics like ramayana and mahabharata,we.
Brahma, who is one of the three important deities of hindus, is always depicted as meditating on the flower of lotus. So i suppose quite simply, they respect their holy books by following karma and dharma sorry if this seems long and is hard to navigate lol. The lotus is the foremost symbol of beauty, prosperity and fertility. Brahma is personified as an old man, as a giver of laws and ways of destiny, personified as a ruler of the world. Hindus revere it with the divinities vishnu and lakshmi often portrayed on a pink lotus in iconography. Mar 06, 20 brahma, vishnu and mahesh shiva are the hindu trinity. One might have observed in pictorial depictions of lord brahma, the creator of the cosmos, that he holds a certain kind of lotus in his hand. The brahma kamal is a rare mythological plant that has deep roots in hinduism. Offering aarti purifies ones mind of all impurities and illuminates the intellect. Hinduism is such an ancient religion that it had many types of beliefs and religious practices. The goddess saraswati is portrayed on a whitecolored lotus. The epic of gilgamesh from sumer, although only considered by some scholars as a religious text, has origins as early as 2150 bce, and stands as one of the earliest literary works that includes various mythological figures and themes. Brahma, one of the major gods of hinduism from about 500 bce to 500 ce, who was gradually eclipsed by vishnu, shiva, and the great goddess in her multiple aspects.
He lifted up his arms and calmed the wind and the ocean. Some of the other holy works and books of hinduism. Jan 07, 2009 the dhammapada is a good book and actually the bhagavad gita is more buddhism than hinduism. Grow salad greens all winter for less than 20 dollars gardening tips roots and refuge duration. Feb 10, 2011 hindus tend to regard hinduism more as a way of life than a religion because its the moral teachings that are the basis of the religion, the deities are what make is religious. Brahma kamal flower, hidden gem of uttarakhand nav. We came to know brahma kamal as a holy flower from our puranas. Krishna loved to sport in kadamba forests, and the mother goddess durga resides in a kadamba forest kadamba vana vasini. However, smruti texts often carry almost as much authority as sruti. It is believed that those who see the blooming brahma kamal. Hinduism has tens of thousands of holy temples and shrines, mostly in india, but now located around the world. In hinduism, the god brahma is the senior member of the triad of great gods, which also includes vishnu and shiva. Pdf brahma kamal the spiritually revered, scientifically.
A concise explanation of the main hindu holy books. Find mystical flower by george maliakal at blurb books. Christians believe it represents jesuss birth in bethlehem. Brahma kamal and few other related species of the thistle. The second chapter consists of 157 sutras, with thirteen adhikaranas in the first pada, eight in second, seventeen adhikaranas in third, and nine in the fourth pada.
According to folklore in hindu mythology, brahma kamal was created by lord brahma to help lord shiva. A beautiful brahma kamal shaped oil lamp made of brass. Some of the other holy works and books of hinduism are stories and epic poems. Another name for lord brahma is kanja or the one born out of the water. Brahma kamala the divine flower naina nairs musings. The flower which brahma is holding in one of his four hands, a white flower resembling saussurea obvallata is the brahma kamal. The name of this magical flower can be translated to mean, the lotus of brahma.
The founder of the universe, lord brahma, is always represented as sitting on a massive lotus holding one in his hand. Brahma kamal is venerated as the official flower of the state of. However, the puranas are supposed to be complied by muni vyasa. The most exciting thing about this flower is it starts blooming late in the evening, blooms fully between 10 and 11 pm and starts closing down after midnight and by next morning it hangs down lifeless. Brahma kamal saussurea obvallata mystery unreavealed. Mar 25, 20 brahma kamal saussurea obvallata, the state flower of uttarakhand, is an endemic herb of the himalayan region encompassing the indian himalayan region, northern burma and southwest china. The indian postal department issued a postage stamp to commemorate this flower. Associated with the vedic creator god prajapati, whose identity he assumed, brahma was born from a golden egg and created the earth and all things on it. Brahma kamal, the state flower of uttarakhand, is revered in religious purposes and known for its impressive medicinal properties. Brahma kamal is the mythical white lotus that has dominated the imagination of mythological experts from generations.
Hindu flower quiz compiled by london swaminathanpost no. This is considered by some to be of less importance than shruti the heard text, such as the. Brahma kamal, is a species of flowering plant named after brahma, the hindu god of creation. In hindu drawings brahma is seen sitting on a pink flower that is resembling. In scientific terms this flower is named as saussurea obvallata and comes in the variety of flower cactus. The brahma kamal is the himalayans most revered flower. It has a long handle to keep the heat away as you offer aarti to the idols during worship. It is an excellent example of high mountain plant life 3,0004,600 m. The flowers of brahma kamal are used to give nanda devi temple. Although technically it is not sruti, since it is part of an epic, most hindus treat it as though it is divinely inspired in practice. Brahma kamal flower is a flower of heaven as told by some of natives of the region.
The origin of the universe the world gcse religious studies. These texts are glorious tales of the hindu trinity brahma, vishnu and maheshwar shiva. Does the elusive magical flower of the gods really exist. The valley of flowers is habitat to animals like the asiatic black bear, snow leopard, brown bear and blue sheep. First let me say that i have no idea what will happen if you worship brahma. Hinduism sacred books the bhagavad gita, translated from the sanskrit, with introduction and notes revised second edition. However, the following description thereof by a foreign thinker is nearer the mark than any other. It is popularly known as orchid cactus as the flower.
The vedas are scriptures that the hindu people use as a guide to daily and religious life. Brahma kamal a type of flower that only blooms at night. Lotus is also an important symbol in other religions like buddhism and jainism. Apr 03, 20 the puranas are holy books of hinduism that date back to gupta empire in ancient india. The names of this magical flower can be translated to mean, the lotus of bramha. In fact, it cannot be defined precisely as any other religion can be. Brahma kamal is named after brahma the creator of universe and so it is also called as king of himalayan flowers. It is a variety of nightblooming cereus and often confused with species of selenicereus. It is native to the himalayas, northern burma and southwest china. Pdf brahma kamal the spiritually revered, scientifically ignored. Where the vedas gave a foundation for the direction of hinduism, the upanishads filled in the gaps. All about brahma kamal flower how to grow, medicinal. The flowers grow in monsoons and abundant in places of high altitude such as flowers valley and hemkund sahib.
Feller learn with flashcards, games, and more for free. The upanishads are also called as vedantas or the end of the vedas. The divine world is the playground used by deity souls. Brahma kamalam flower in full bloom at a residence in varadaraja nagar in tirupati. Brahma kamal mythical devotional gods created flower. According to hinduism, within each human is the spirit of the sacred lotus. Some myths even say that the creator of the cosmos was born of brahma kamal, hence the name. There are some beliefs which connects this holy flower to hindu mythologybrahma kamal was created by lord brahma to help lord shiva place the head of an.
Brahma kamal state flower of uttarakhand saussurea. Valley that blossoms in the himalayas the valley of. Introduction hinduism stands for the faith and the way of life most of the people who live in india. See more ideas about beautiful flowers garden, beautiful flowers and flowers. The vedas are a large body of hindu texts originating in ancient india, with its samhita and brahmanas complete before about 800 bce. Hinduism download books, sacred, spiritual texts and pdf. Brahma kamalam made a surprising appearance in the bonsai garden of lakshmi bharathi, a resident of varadaraja nagar in tirupati on saturday night. Brahma kamal, uttarakhands state flower, is dying of. With the third part of the flower he created the skies. It is believed that it is the flower in which hindu god brahma resides and.
Hinduism has been called the oldest religion in the world, and some practitioners and scholars refer to it as sanatana dharma, the eternal tradition, or the eternal way, beyond human history. Hinduism does not possess a single holy book like bible in christianity and quran in islamic dharma. The brahma sutra states, examines and dismisses the refutations raised by other schools of thoughts, those now classified under hinduism, jainism and buddhism. One of the oldest known religious texts is the kesh temple hymn of ancient sumer, a set of inscribed clay tablets which scholars typically date around 2600 bce.
Hinduism hindu holy books explanation sheet teacher made. Lotus flower, hindu sacred flower, lotus flower symbolism. The belief system in the hindi religion is outlined from these scriptures. Mythology of brahma kamal in hindu mythology brahma kamal is believed to have divine powers, being regarded as spiritual flower it is offered to lord vishnu at badrinath shrine and lord shiva at kedarnath shrine. How many holy books are in hinduism and what are their names. Brahma kamal is a species of a flowering plant named after lord brahma of the hindu mythology. Any admirer of himalaya, thinking about a trek in monsoon, valley of flowers trek will probably be a chart topper. There are people who claim that the flower of epiphyllum oxypetalum, the orchid cactus, which blooms at night, is the brahma kamal. Although stories from hindu mythology describe this flower as a white lotus, it is actually a flowering cacti. Brahma kamal flower, hidden gem of uttarakhand nav uttarakhand. Like many other religions and cultures hinduism too is full of wonderful creation myths. Download the bible, the holy quran, the mahabharata, and thousands of free pdf ebooks on buddhism, meditation, etc.
Aug 25, 2009 it is one of the most popular hindu texts and is known as a smriti text the remembered tradition. There is a story that it arose from the navel of god vishnu, and at the center of the flower sat brahma. Hinduism is an indian religion and dharma, or way of life, widely practiced in the indian subcontinent and parts of southeast asia. There are various species of butterflies with colors that can equally match the hues of the flowers. Hindu cycle of the universe according to hindu philosophy, the universe or multiverse never came to be at some particular point, but always has been, always will be, but is perpetually in flux. The very name of the hindu worship ritual, puja, can be translated as flower act. Lotus is the symbol of the holy flower, a metaphor for beauty, shaped expression of holiness. The bhagavad gita is perhaps the single most important holy book of hinduism today. The scriptures of the vedas are meant to guide hindu believers in their daily lives. Epiphyllum oxypetalum dutchman s pipe, kardable, night queen or nishagandhi or gulebakawali is a species of cactus and one of the most cultivated species in the genus.
Some hindu texts offer a more scientific explanation based on the evolution of. However, the weakening of our spiritual energy level changes that happy playground into hell in the kaliyug world. Brahma kamal the brahma kamal is a rare mythological plant that has deep roots in hinduism. Searching for the rare phen kamal, presumed to be the sanjeevani herb by ayurvedic experts, and the exotic brahma kamal, an orchid cactus named after the. It ia also believed that it is a sacred flower and does not bloom in all. The puranas are holy books of hinduism that date back to gupta empire in ancient india. Epiphyllum oxypetalum is a very interesting and unique plant. There is a story that the lotus arose from the navel of god vishnu, and at the center of the flower sat brahma. Hindu texts describe that water represents the procreative aspect of the absolute. The brahma kamal is the state flower of uttarkhand, india.
Sep 26, 2014 grow salad greens all winter for less than 20 dollars gardening tips roots and refuge duration. The flower in hinduism is named after the lord brahma, the god of creation. The religion of hinduism originated in northern india, near the river indus, about 4000 years ago and is the worlds oldest existing religion. Brahma kamal queen of the night flowering plantshealthy. There is something called pramana, authority, which our acharyas have recognised, and as per the acharyas a set of books are considered primary texts, whereas, other books based on these primary books can also be referred to. It is popularly known as orchid cactus as the flower has. Brahma kamal, the state flower of uttarakhand in india is one of the most famous flowers seen in the himalayas. Associated with the vedic creator god prajapati, whose identity he assumed, brahma was born from a.
Jul 04, 2012 brahma kamala the divine flower july 4, 2012 nainanair uncategorized comments epiphyllum oxypetalum dutchmans pipe, kardable, night queen or nishagandhi or gulebakawali is a species of cactus and one of the most cultivated species in the genus. Brahma creates the universe, vishnu sustains it and shiva destroys it, so that it maybe created again. This holy book is written in the sanskrit language. In the representation of vishnu as padmanabha lotus navel, a lotus issues from his navel brahma on it. But he is actually worshiped in a few temples in india. Mostly, the pinkcolored lotus flower is shown as a symbol in hindu mythology. Hinduism is hardly a dogma but a working hypothesis. Other holy scriptures in hinduism are called the upanisads, the smrutis, the puranas, the ramayana and the mahabharata.
It is an auspicious as well as one of the most important symbols in hinduism. Valley of flowers trek 2020 himalaya trekkers ht treks. Yajur veda mantras and benedictions to be used during ceremonies. Hinduism is practised by more than 80% of indias population. It is commonly known as night blooming cereus, queen of the night, lady of the night as its beautiful lotus like flower blooms late night. Brahma kamal is a huge white lotus that has lots of religious beliefs in hindus. This flower is the best example of the flowers and plant life in the alpine habitats at the upper reaches of the mountain ranges. Both in worship and in portrayals of the divine, hindus are infatuated with lotus flowers. Its existence itself is considered as magical and as power of god.
In india it is called as brahma kamal and is treated as a sacred plant. Brahma kamal, named after brahma, the god of creation. Sruti scriptures are considered divinely inspired and fully authoritative for belief and practice, while smruti are recognized as the products of the minds of the great sages. Vedas talk about the flower blooming once every 14 years but in actuality, it is quite. Composed in vedic sanskrit hymns, the texts constitute the oldest layer of sanskrit literature and the oldest scriptures of hinduism. In hinduism, the flower is said to be the center of the universe. It is a well known night blooming cereus brahma kamalamsaussurea obvallata is a species of flowering plant named after lord brahma of the hindu. The vedas and these other works are further divided into two sections. However, overharvesting and drastic climate change have led this exotic plant to the brink of extinction. According to folklore in hindu mythology, brahma kamal was created by lord brahma to help lord shiva place the head of an elephant on the body of lord ganesha. Hinduism is the worlds third most popular religion, with around 750 million followers. Lotus flower is a symbol of etiquette and culture in hinduism. Jul 4, 2019 brahma kamal a type of flower that only blooms at night. Lord brahma, the creator of the universe, is always depicted as sitting on a huge lotus and holding one in his hand.
The mystical brahma kamal latest modern flower paintings. Brahma kamal saussurea obvallata, the state flower of. Mar 17, 2015 the sacred texts of hinduism fall into one of two categories. Its spiritual core is its holy men and women who have dedicated their lives to fulltime service, devotion and god realization, and to proclaiming the eternal truths of the sanatana dharma. Brahma kamal, because it is named after brahma, the hindu god of creation. This beautiful flowers name can be translated as brahmas lotus. Another unique thing we found on our way to the hemkund sahib is brahma kamal flower. It blooms only once in a year at night and withers away the. Hinduism holy book important books and writings of hinduism. Seeds village epiphyllum oxypetalum brahma kamal a rare.
Each of the three brahminical deities, brahma the creator, vishnu the protector and siva the merger are associated with this plant. The holy book in the hindu religion is known as the vedas. There are a number of stories giving reasons why brahma is not supposed to be worshiped. Since 1979 the international magazine hinduism today has been producing a treasury of educational features on all aspects of sanatana dharma. Brahma kamal best time to visit valley of flowers 2020. A lot of flowers found in the world with sweet fragrance but epiphyllum oxypetalum is one the rarest and beautiful flowers which bloom only at night. Brahma kamalam made a surprising appearance in the bonsai garden of lakshmi bharathi, a resident of varadaraja nagar in tirupati on. Brahma kamal is the state flower of devabhumi, which is also called as land of gods, that is uttarakhand, india.698 82 903 1333 360 1074 602 915 898 674 155 99 1526 1077 689 285 375 799 1517 83 701 322 367 1157 715 1443 106 543 914 965 1345 73 1051 425 213