Nature amazes us everyday! This time it showered white beauty in our backyard!
04th June, 2017 – Morning:
We saw its buds! Getting ready…Each of them reflected the wonder inside!
04th June, 2017- Night….Mid-Night!:
The wonder of whites blessed us! We enjoyed it through to early morning 🙂
This flower is known as Nishagandhi in India, as it blooms only at night. It also known as Brahma Kamal, as it is considered as divine! It is believed that the wishes of people who pray to God while the flower is blooming will be fulfilled!!
It blooms at night & this “Queen of the Night”, amazes us with its bright white beauty and divine fragrance, just for few hours!
One interesting thing is that the flower comes from the edges of thick leafs. Flowers are produced from flattened portions of leafy stem, and are up through 30 cm long and 17 cm wide. It takes almost 20 days for the buds to bloom (from the very initial budding state).
But when it starts opening its petals….it is a sight to watch!
You will fall in love with this delicate flower, as it spreads a lovely fragrance along with its bright white ‘light’ at night! 🙂
It is considered as ‘Beauty (woman) under the moon’ in Japanese (called Gekka Bijin and has rich history there).
Brahma kamal is also a medicinal herb. The plant is used in homeopathy and recommended for urinary tract infections, for heart conditions such severe pain of angina, for spasmodic pain and hemorrhage . The juice of the plant can be used for bladder infections, shortness of breath and water retention. Applied externally, it has been used for rheumatism.
If you observe closely, you can find a “cradle” inside this flower. Hence, this is called Bethlehem Lily, symbolizes divine birth of Jesus!
It is so soft…delicate…and along with its heavenly fragrance, it leaves a tender touch; an everlasting one to your senses!
Keep Smiling, Keep Shining!
Photos: Thank God, we shot it at our backyard 🙂
Canon EOS 600D,75-300mm. (The last collage snaps are taken using HTC 628 Mobile.)
Note: Please go through the links in the post to get more info / just google 😉