Brahma Kamal Flower
Brahma kamal flower is a really rare and unique flower of india. this white color flower looks like lotus flower that is why it is called as brahma kamal.
You will read why this flower is considered holy and what is so rare in this flower.
But, first let us know about the English and scientific name of the brahma kamal.
English name of the brahma kamal flower is Night blooming Cereus, Queen of the night.
Common name of the flower is Orchid Cactus.
This flower is not common in india because It is not easily be grown in most part of the india. this flower can be seen in Himalayas and hill station states of india.
Why Brahma Kamal is celebrated and used in Pooja?
This flower is very sacred to Himalayan gods. It looks like bliss in the form of a flower. The story goes that once Lord Shiva was in Kailash and Parvati created Ganesha, which was unknown to Shiva.
When Parvati went for a bath, she posted Ganesha as a guard outside leaving a word not to let anyone in and that moment Lord Shiva tried to enter the house and Ganesha refused.
In anger Lord Shiva cut the head of Ganesha, so there was just the body without the head.On Parvati`s request Brahma created Brahma kamal, with whose help Shiva placed the head of an elephant on to the body of Ganesha.
Brahma kamal Blooming Time
Brahma kamal is called queen of night it will bloom in night and it is considered pure if someone can see the bloom of the brahma Kamal.The flower starts blooming after sunset from 7 p m onwards and takes about two hours to full bloom,about 8 inches in diameter and remain open through out night.