Krishna Kamal | Mahabharata Flower | Passion Flower
After 2 decades I went to my Granny’s house in Konkan. It’s my Mom’s native place. In Granny’s garden, I saw very beautiful white flowers with purple, blue, or pink calyx crown blooms.
The flower is complex, with the five sepals and petals similar in appearance, whitish in color, surmounted by a corona of blue or violet filaments, then five greenish-yellow stamens and three purple stigmas.
So I asked granny which flower is this. She replayed this is Krishna Kamal. Then I asked why we call it Krishna Kamal? So she gave me the information.
This flower is related to Mahabharata. Entire Mahabharata is present in this small flower. Its color, fragrance, shape, the leaves, everything about it is simply unique and magically beautiful. But why Krishna Kamal and where is Mahabharata? So here she explained.
There are about 100 blue petals – one for each of the Kauravas.
5 of the yellow ones in the center – one for each of the Pandavas.
The green bulb in the center symbolizes Draupadi, the queen of Pandavas.
The three filaments are for the holy trinity of Brahma-Vishnu and Mahesha.
The radial in the center is the Sudarshan chakra of Lord Krishna.
Ohh that’s great, local people have known it as Krishna Kamal or Mahabharata Flower. I searched for a scientific name for it so I found it as Passion Flower.