Why is a specific flower offered to a Deity?
Normally we have a concept that offering flowers to Gods and Goddesses is based on what he/she likes. But is it really so? Let us see the actual reason according to science of spirituality.
A flower has a particular colour and a special fragrance. On a subtle level the colour and fragrance particles present in the flower have a capacity to attract the principles of a specific Deity which benefits the worshipper. That is the principle behind offering specific flowers to a Deity and not because they like it.
To cite some examples of flowers and God, white flower like that of Dhatura is offered to Deity Shiva, red cloured flower like Hibiscus for Shrī Gaṇēsh, and red coloured flowers for Shrī Durgā Dēvī also. If the worshipper has more spiritual emotion for these flowers then the frequencies of Deities get more activated through the medium of these flowers and work for the worshipper directly. Click here to read more.
- 1. Importance of flowers in puja ritual
- 2. Why is a specific flower offered to a deity?
- 3. Why should one only offer fresh flowers to the deity?
- 4. Why it is not advisable to pluck buds after the sunset?
- 5. Which flowers should be offered to a particular deity?
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