Hello friends this year too my friend Brig. Chow’s (Chowdhry) home was blessed with the bloom of the Brahm Kamal flowers in his garden. Very gracious of him to share his thoughts and pictures as below:

“The gorgeous Brahma Kamal’s are so beautiful that they are glorified by different names two of which are The Star of Bethlehem and the Lotus of the Gods. Lotus symbolizes purity and enlightenment. These breathtakingly beautiful flowers bring with them an aura of such calm, peace and beauty, as if to say, that despite the present turmoil in the World all will be well. They are perhaps the most precious flowers in the world since they come as night visitors, and by morning are completely a spent force, as if to ratify a favorite quote of mine by Edna St. Vincent Millay:

My candle burns at both ends;

   It will not last the night;

But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—

   It gives a lovely light!

 

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I would like to mention here quite an amazing occurrence – a niece of mine in L.A. with geographical and climatic conditions, have these flowers blooming within a day or two of us in Pune. It is monsoon time here but no rains there! Lovely are ways of God.

With the plants with me having matured now over the last four years or so, they bloomed a number of times during the monsoons in clusters of twos, fours and sixes as the rains progress. The first bloom of two this season occurred just a few days before the onset of monsoons.”

So friends we wrap-up now with a big thank you to our guest writer and a quote by Alfred Austin which aptly depicts the Brig’s love for gardening ~

“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul”.

Cheers and a have lovely week! 🙂

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About dilipnaidu

An open mind! Love to share my thoughts and a keenness to learn. An engineer and a MBA I had a wonderful innings in the Army and later moved to consultancy and teaching. My current interests are reading, music, growing culinary herbs, playing golf and yoga. I am serious on "Living life less seriously". A warm welcome to you be well and be cheerful always.

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  1. Hi, Dilip. In Bali, we name the flower Wijaya Kusuma. Only blooms in the night. I plant also in my garden. We usually use it for holly water/ purifying spiritually. Thanks for the post.

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      How nice of you Indah to take interest in this post. What fascinates me is the similarity between our two cultures. For e.g. The name of the flower sounds so Indian only we spell it as Vijaya Kusum and Vijay means victory and Kusum means fa flower.

      Thank you and bye for now.
      Kind regards

      Dilip

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  2. thinkinkadia says:

    Must be a fauji favourite! My family has this delightful moonlight bloomer too.

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  3. arv! says:

    Indeed Brahamkamal is a rare & beautiful flower, I have seen it bloom at height of around 4000 m in Uttrakhand.

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  4. Fabulous flowers and beautiful and apt quotations too. What a lovely post.

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  5. How beautiful they are, and I love the candle verse. 🙂

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  6. How wonderful that the plants have blossomed so well since you got them! They must like their home 🙂 ❤

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  7. rommel says:

    Love the black background treatment. Nice!

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  8. I remember first reading about this precious flower here and it is as if it blooms for us too through your pages, this year too. Thank you, my dear Dilip! 🙂 Have a beautiful week. 🙂

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  9. These are such amazing flowers and I thank you for sharing such wonderful Blooms that hold so much magic in their appearances 🙂 ❤

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  10. What a stunning flower! Thanks for sharing…

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  11. Semra Polat says:

    MaşaAllah, nice post 🙂

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  12. This is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing the rare bloom… 🙂

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  13. Binky says:

    That’s really nice to be able to see such rare flowers in bloom.

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  14. Nice poetic thoughts. Is it the magical effect of viewing the divine Brahm Kamal or your natural self, the hidden part of yours?

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  15. Simona says:

    Happy Day 🙂

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  16. The flowers are so pure and pristine. I loved the quote by Alfred Austin👍. Beautiful post. Have a good day.

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  17. ssbonsor says:

    Just beautiful – you made my day!

    Surinder

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  18. renxkyoko says:

    We have that plant at home and it bloomed for only one night last week of June… the sweet smell was amazing.

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  19. They are simply beautiful!

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  20. Those are indeed beautiful flowers, Dilip. Thanks for sharing them and your thoughts. –Curt

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  21. Alok Singhal says:

    Your words and Brig’s pictures do more than justice to this bliss of nature. Thank you!

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  22. Lovey post. These flowers are so beautiful and pristine that they justify the name given to them.

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