“Miracles lie strewn on our path.
We just have to open our hearts to see them unfold and to be able to experience them.”
Miracles of Brahma Kamal/Lotus of the Dark/Queen of the Night
Mythology and History
In Hindu mythology, it is said to be the favourite flower of Lord Brahma, the creator of the universe, and it is also considered a sacred flower that imparts peace, protection and purity.
The flower, it is believed sprang from Brahma’s head when he created the universe.
Bhrama Kamal was also worshipped by the ancient Greeks and Romans, who associated it with their goddesses of love and fertility, Venus.
In Buddhism and Hinduism, the flower represents the universe.
It is also regarded as one of Vishnu’s five sacred flowers, or. Pancha-Kamala Lord Vishnu, the preserver used the flower to resurrect his wife Lakshmi after a demon killed her.
Mythology explains how Lord Brahma created this flower to assist Lord Shiva in placing the head of an elephant on the body of his son, Ganesha.
Ganesha was a naughty child and one day in a fit of rage Lord Shiva cut off his head.
The flower dropped the elixir of life, known as “Amruta,” from its petals onto little Ganesha’s body, bringing him back to life with an elephant head, when Lord Brhama intervened. It thus bestowing Lord Ganesh with wisdom, understanding and discriminating intellect.
Another fascinating mythology is from Ramayana, about the revival of Lakshmana after the Lanka war, with the help of the Sanjeevani herb. When Lakshmana was revived, the gods showered the Brahma Kamal flower from the heavens in deep joy.
As a result, the flower fell to the earth and took roots in the Valley of Flowers and in different parts of the Himalayas.
Medicinally Brahma Kamal is used for fevers, colds, flu, bronchitis, and asthma. The plant helps treat anxiety, depression, and insomnia.
The leaves of Brahma kamal are used to make tea. The tea is said to help relieve headaches, reduce fevers, and promote good digestion.
This plant is worshipped and revered and known to bring good fortune, peace, harmony, protection and prosperity to those growing it. Ideal to grow it in the North East corner of the home.
Miracles of Nature
Nature is an all encompassing miracle and we humans are a speck in the grand scheme of things.
We are nature and nature is in us. This interconnectedness can never be foregone.
Let’s come together to honour and cherish this miracle we are part of; one that gives and loves us back unconditionally.
Signing off with hope in my heart, knowing any of you reading this will honour and treasure Mother Gaia and believe in her miracles with gratitude in your hearts.
Love, peace and joy.