Love Story of Parijat Tree and Sun

There is an ancient story about the love between the Sun and Parijat flower. Plants love the sunlight, they thrive in sunlight. In thick forests, tall trees survive because of the sunlight they get and shorter ones don’t. Chlorophyll in the leaf use light to produce the essentials.

Here is the story:

The story is prepared on the fact that the flower only blooms in the night and that the scent of the flower is very pleasant and attractive.

Night-flowering jasmine or Parijat is a species of Nyctanthes native to South Asia and Southeast Asia and is called Nyctanthes arbor-tristis. The tree is also called the “tree of sorrow”, because the flowers lose their brightness during daytime. The scientific name arbor-tristis also means “sad tree”. Parijat tree is a large shrub or small tree of up to 10 m in height.

Parijat flowers can be used as a source of yellow dye for clothing.

Parijat appears in several Hindu religious stories and is often related to the Kalpavriksha. In one story, in Bhagavata Purana, the Mahabharata and the Vishnu Purana, parijat appeared as the result of the Samudra manthan and Lord Krishna battled with Indra to win the parijat tree. In India, the flower is the official flower of the state of West Bengal. Nepali literature figure, Bishnu Kumari Waiba borrowed the name and named herself Parijat. She is a Nepali writer who is originally from Darjeeling, West Bengal state of India.

Parijat leaves are used in Ayurvedic medicine and Homoeopathy for sciatica, arthritis, and fevers. It is also used as a laxative.

Five Nepali Words :

पारिजात (Parijat = Night-flowering jasmine)

सूर्य (Soorya = The Sun)

प्रेम (Prem = Love)

कथा (Katha = Story)

रात (Raat = Night)


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