“Krishna Kamal” flower and the Epic Mahabharata.

The “Krishna Kamal” also known as “Passion Flower” is a pretty purple flower.

“Krishna Kamal” is an intricate flower.

Krishna Kamal in my terrace garden

The flower comprises five sepals and 5 petals. They are similar in appearance, surmounted by a corona of blue or violet filaments, then five greenish-yellow stamens and three purple stigmas.

I googled the scientific name for this flower, it is widely known as” Passiflora” and “Passion Flower”.

Wild Passion Flower "Maypop is undoubtedly the showiest of the native Passiflora species. It is an evergreen, flowering vine that climbs by tendrils. Its height and spread varies depending on the structure it climbs on. The flower is a spectacular pink and purple and generally reaches a width of 3 to 5 inches. Each unique flower lasts about one day, appearing in the summer and early fall. The flowers fill the plant, making maypop a fine flowering plant for most of Florida. The leaves have three lobes and smooth margins. Ovoid, green fruits are abundantly produced and can be found on the vine along with the flowers. Fruits are light weight and the flesh is spongy and white. They are attractive and edible (but not very tasty) and attain a diameter of 2 aA to 3 inches. Uses: Passionflower is used internally to treat nervous restlessness, sleep disorders, anxiety, neuralgia, irritability and overcoming the difficulty in falling asleep. The ripe passion fruits are eaten raw and can be made into jellies, jams, wines and fruit based drinks, while the flowers are made into syrup. Its narcotic properties cause it to be used in diarrhea and dysentery, neuralgia, sleeplessness and dysmenorrhea." passion flower stock pictures, royalty-free photos & images

In India, this flower is known as Krishna Kamal or Mahabharata Flower.

The entire story of the epic “Mahabharata” is existing in this pretty purple flower.

The colour, shape, fragrance, leaves, every part of the flower is simply distinctive and beautiful.

Krishna Kamal resembles the Mahabharata –

There are about 100 purple petals, which represents each one of the 100 Kauravas.

The 5 yellow petals in the centre represent each one of the 5 Pandavas.

The green bulb in the centre represents the queen of the 5 Pandavas, Draupadi.

The three filaments represent the holy trinity of the three main gods – Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.

The radial in the centre is the Sudarshan chakra, which is the divine weapon of Lord Vishnu. Lord Krishna is the eighth incarnation of the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu.

Krishna Kamal holds major importance in both Christianity and Hinduism.

In Christianity, the Passionflower represents the suffering of Christ when he was crucified, as the corona of the flower looks similar to the crown of thorns worn by Christ.

purple flower with green leaves

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s