Brahma kamal

It is believed in Hindu mythology that Brahma Kamal was created by Lord Brahma, to help Lord Shiva place the head of an elephant on the body of Lord Ganesha. The flower dropped it’s nectar from its petals on the body and Ganesha came to life again. Some folklore also say that on the revival of Lakshmana using Sanjeevani, the Gods showered Brahma Kamal from heaven in celebration and hence, Brahma Kamal fell to earth and rooted in the Valley of Flowers.

This large white color inflorescence is also known as Night blooming Cereus, Queen of the night, Lady of the night as its beautiful Lotus like flower blooms only late night. In some parts of the world it’s also popularly known as Orchid Cactus. It is because the flower has orchid like beauty and plant resembles cactus in habit. But it blooms only for one night in the entire year, somewhere between July and September.

In Hinduism it is considered a sacred flower, widely used for worshipping Lord Shiva, especially in the holy temples of Kedarnath, Badrinath and Tunganath. It is believe that offering this flower to Lord Shiva fulfills all wishes.

According to vastu it is believed to bring in loads of good luck and prosperity in a home where the flowers bloom and it’s considered extremely auspicious and lucky. The plant is believed to purify the environment, maintain psychological balance, attracts happiness & good luck.

The Brahma kamal plant is a sacred plant, which should be kept in the centre of a house. As per beliefs, Lord Brahma and Vishnu reside inside the flower, thus it eliminate negative energies from the house and invite positive energies.

Apart from these many significances of Brahma kamal, it is also a medicinal herb. The Brahma Kamal flower has properties which can improve memory, treats insomnia, increases concentration levels, strengthens immune system, enhances digestion, boosts metabolism, treat constipation, cleanses blood, heals skin disorder, simulates hair growth, used to treat cough and cold and clears sinuses. It helps reduce stress, calms down nerves, and reduces anxiety. It is one of the rarest and most endangered species of flora that we must conserve. So, why shouldn’t we have one at our own little BAGEECHA when God himself resides in it?