Parijata – The Flower of God

Each morning at the first rays of light, the gentle skinny Parijata tree generously drops its highly perfumed, sweet scented orange-stemmed white flowers.

They fall ever so easily.
One small shake of the tree and the flowers shower in abundance to be caught by leaves, hands and the floor below.

Generally, when flowers fall on the ground they cannot be offered to Gods. However, Parijata is so auspicious that it is the only flower that can be picked up from the ground, washed, then offered.

Names:

Sanskrit: Parijata, Harsinger
English: Night Jasmine
Botanical name: Nyctanthes arbortristis

Nyctanthes = “night flowering.”

Arbor-tristis = “sad-tree” because the flowers loose their brightness during daytime.

The Mythology of Parijat: The Birth of a Celestial Tree

Mythology” symbolises states of higher consciousness, told in a legendary format to trigger a connection between oneself and the larger universe. Usually experienced in an abstract fashion.

There was a Princess named Parijat who fell in love with Surya (the Sun as a divine Being).

Surya however had a condition before marrying her that she would never turn away from him. Parijat agreed as she could never imagine going away from her beloved.

They married in autumn and timeless love caused winter and spring to fly by.

But then, the first summer for them as a married couple arrived… 

Surya’s power became so immense, it became difficult for her as even nearing him would burn her.

One day at noon, suddenly Surya appeared at her door and Parijat flinched for a second. Becoming angry, Surya’s power knew no bounds and Parijat harmfully wilted.

On coming to his senses, Surya realised his mistake and turned to the Gods (supreme aspects of Being in consciousness) for help. Gods knew how much Parijat loved Surya and they granted her another life as a Tree.

Surya (Sun) and Parijat are not able to meet each other in day light as she still cannot bear his glow and sheds her flowers.

But at night, Surya visits her and so Parijata becomes fragrant again being kissed by Sun.

Medicinal Uses

  • All vata issues, especially joint problems like types of arthritis.
  • Skin conditions.
  • Respiratory System (Pranavaha srota).
  • Sweet divine aroma.

Parts Used

Leaf and root bark.

Remedies

Boil Parijata leaves with cumin seeds in water, reduce the water so as to make a decoction (kashayam) and drink.

Ayurvedic Properties

  • Rasa (taste) - Tikta (bitter)
  • Virya (potency) - Usna (heating)
  • Vipaka (post-digestive effect) - Katu (pungent)
  • Gunas (quality) - Laghu (light), Usna (hot)
  • Doshas - KPV-

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The VSHC is a "DIY" (Do It Yourself) cleanse consisting of following a daily regimen, a simple and delicious diet protocol, taking a few herbal supplements and perhaps backing up a little from your regular life and giving more time to Yourself and rest.

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