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Parijat or Nyctanthes arbortristis is a rare and highly revered type of shrub/tree that has a gray flakey bark. It is also called night flowering jasmine or coral jasmine. It is also referred to as Har-shringaar, Xewalee, Sepalika, parijatha, parijatam, Pavizhamalli, paardak, prajakta, Seikphaloo, in various regions of India. Despite some of its nicknames containing the word Jasmine, it is technically not a Jasmine at all. Their flowers can have between 5-8 petals and grow in clusters of 2-6, that bloom at dusk. Eventually, the flowers form heart shaped seeds. These seeds have a short shelf life and can be difficult to germinate and grow to a healthy size, hence their rarity outside of India. These plants have medicinal, religious, and symbolic importance. In Hindu lore, Parijat came from the churning of the cosmic ocean. Parijat is known to be beloved by Vishnu, Lakshmi, and Krishna. The tree was kept in the heavens in Indra's garden. As the story goes, Krishna battled Indra to bring the Parijat tree from the heavens to appease one of his wives, Satyabhama. The flower is known as the ornament of the gods, and is the only flower that can be offered as puja after touching the ground.
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Latin Name & Planting Guidance
Latin Name: Nyctanthes arbortristis
Hindi Name: Harsingar हरसिंगार
Marathi Name: Parijatak पारिजातक
Kannada Name: Havalamallige ಹವಳಮಲ್ಲಿಗೆ
Telugu Name: Bandeda బందెడ
Tamil Name: Cetal சேடல்
Bengali Name: Harsinghar হরসিঙ্গার
Malayalam Name: Paarijaatham പാരിജാതം