Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Flowers offered to Lord Muruga

Each god in Hindu pantheon has a favorite flower and leaves that is used for Virtual Puja. Lord Muruga, also known as Skanda, Subrahmanya, etc is usually offered white or red Arali. Other favorite flowers that can be offered are rose and Champa flowers (Shenbegam).

Arali is also know as Oleander, Kaner in Hindi and Rakatakarabi in Bengali.

But the point to be noted is that Arali flower and plants are considered to be poisonous and is believed to toxic compounds so they have to be handled very carefully.

Golden champa or yellow champa locally known as chambugam or chempaka is another favorite flower of Lord Muruga.

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