Wed, 2009-06-03 08:57
The flowers look like a mix of Gardenias and daisies, wonder how the scent is.
Do you have any other picture that may be a bit more clear (maybe taken from another angle)?
Wed, 2009-06-03 09:40
Here is some information about niSAgandhi. Memories go back to chemmeen!
Later about these in my blog if time permits.
Another picture from Flickr -
Regards! - mOhana
Wed, 2009-06-03 10:38
Thank you for the links mOhanaji, got the following facts from the Wikipedia link:
Botanical name: Epiphyllum oxypetalum (Dutchman's Pipe), is a species of cactus.
Nick names: Night Blooming Cereus, Dutchman's Pipe and Queen of the Night.
Has an unpleasant smell (so much for my imagination of Gardenias)
Regarding your post on Chemmeen, we can wait for a few months, so please take all the time you need, I'm just glad its coming in the future.
Wed, 2009-06-03 18:43
"nilaavinde Raavil Nishagandhi poothalloo" in Mannadey's voice!This flower I had in my garden. Lata , the smell is very nice. But before we could enjoy it , in the morning the flower and its smell fade!
Wed, 2009-06-03 23:16
Telugu we call this flower Brahmakamalam.am i right Mohanaji?
Wed, 2009-06-03 23:28
So Asha, do you speak both Telugu and Kannada?
Thu, 2009-06-04 03:07
Yes Lata,mother tongue is Telugu still I love Kannada .
Thu, 2009-06-04 09:24
I read that this flower blooms mainly in the Himalayas. But there is reference
to this in kEraLa as niSAgaMdhi. Here is a picture on Flickr with the name
Here is a Hindu article on this -
There is a song by yEsudas with the starting words of brahmakamalam -
Sat, 2009-07-18 12:37
My heartful thanks to all.
Sun, 2009-07-19 00:11
Very nice Brahmmakamalam..........at a time 4flowers u r really lucky person....
Sun, 2009-07-19 02:12
Radha thank u so much. Actually we had 5 flowers at a time.
Sun, 2009-07-19 09:15
Is it a creeper Indira?