Friday, April 15, 2011

Red Champa...


The red champa bloom is spectacular, these champa flowers are seen in many color the white being common and well integrated with the culture, these beautiful flowers are divine and there is a mythological touch, the beauty of champa is compared to Radhika, who is wife of lord Krishna and honey-bees are servants of Lord Krishna and this is the reason honey-bees don't sit on the champa flower...

4 comments:

RNSANE Thu Apr 21, 01:07:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Your legends are always so interesting.

madhubala Wed Jun 15, 11:27:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Rajeshji,this is not the champa,it is Gulchin,from the oleander (kaner) family.Champa is a different flower from the magnolia (big tree flower) family and is highly fragrant.It is found only in two colours in India : white and yellow-orange.However,it is not your fault.Most people think gulchin to be the champa.

Rajesh Dangi Thu Jun 16, 07:05:00 AM GMT+5:30  

oh, that is a good input,Thx

Shiven Thu Aug 25, 08:07:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Really these flowers are lovely.When I lived in Bangalore I saw them manywhere,but now ,far away from the city,when I see these flowers,I instantly remember Bangalore and the lovely time I enjoyed there.I think just as white champa(Magnolia alba) is the city flower of Shanghai,these red gulchins should be declared the icon of Bangalore.I have also heared that some medieval saints of northern India have depicted these flowers by the name of champa.hen I lived in Bangalore I saw them manywhere,but now ,far away from the city,when I see these flowers,I instantly remember Bangalore and the lovely time I enjoyed there.I think just as white champa(Magnolia alba) is the city flower of Shanghai,these red gulchins should be declared the icon of Bangalore.I have also heared that some medieval saints of northern India have depicted these flowers by the name of champa.