Parijatak : The plant with divine, beautiful fragrant flowers

Parijatak ( Harshringar )

Just as the dawn breaks, they drop one by one, forming a carpet of snow-white petals, an enchanting sight that can take anyone’s breath.

Parijatak flower have four to eight petals arranged above a vibrant orange tube in a pinwheel pattern. These highly fragrant flowers open at night spreading their fragrance in the surrounding area with an intensely sweet floral aroma.

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Just as the dawn breaks, they drop one by one, forming a carpet of snow-white petals, an enchanting sight that can take anyone’s breath.

Although most of the flowers, viz., jasmine, lily, rose are offered to God plucked directly from the plants, yet Parijat is considered as the only flower that can be picked from the ground and offered to God.

Parijat is also the official flower of the state West-Bengal, India.

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Parijat plant shares a romantic folk story close to the heart of the lovers that of a princess “Parijataka”, who was in love with the sun.

She tried a lot to win the heart of Sun, but when he rejected her she committed suicide and a tree sprung from her ashes.

Unable to stand the sight of the lover, the tree flowers only at night and sheds them like tear drops before the sun rises. Due to this, the plant is also called ‘sad tree’ or ‘tree of sorrow.’

That is how they are, even today!

There is another story been shared about its origin :

Lord Krishna had brought this heavenly tree to earth. Both his wives Satyabhama and Rukmini wanted the tree in their courtyard.

To resolve the dispute Krishna planted the tree in Satyabhama’s courtyard in a way that when the tree flowered, the flowers fell in Rukmini’s courtyard.

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  • Parijat is also used in making different ‘face pack’, as it procures a gaudy shine to the face and gives guaranteed remedy to a variety of skin ailments.

  • The scent of the flower is so fresh that its aroma is captured for making ‘agarbati’ and ‘attar’.

  • In Asia, the orange colour of the flower is often used to dye the silk and cotton clothing for Buddhist monks.

  • In north east India especially in Assam these flowers are sold in the vegetable markets and people buy them for its medicinal values. They make a soup of these flowers and take it the morning for robust health.

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You can also root prune them each year to maintain a convenient size. Alternatively, for mature plants, remove just the top layer of soil in the pot and replace this with fresh compost each spring.

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In general use a soil-based compost placed over a generous layer of drainage material such as earthenware crocks, pebbles or gravel. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit, when a high-potash fertilizer is recommended.