A life size statue is made out of the Kadali plant and dressed like a bashful bride with Bilva Aegle marmetos fruits as her breasts, supported by a piece of sugar cane Saccharum officinalis , The leaves of the plant are twisted like a bow, to represent the head and hair of the deity. This plant deity is called Navapatrika , she is worshiped as Lakshmi and is also placed in front of a Bilva tree and worshiped for invocation of Durga , sometimes also associated with the Sun-God.
According to an Oriyan tribal legend the plant was the creation of Bimma. But this is not a fact. The Banana plant is a perennial plant and produces flowers and fruits season after season. The banana fruit is offered by certain tribes of Orissa and Madhya Pradesh to gods Kittungsum and Mardisum and is used in all religious and marriage ceremonies.
The reason why the Plantain bears fruit without pollination is described in a very interesting Gadaba legend. When the sisters came of age, their father was worried about having many, many children. In course of time, Mango, Tamarind, Fig and Jamun got married and bore so many children that their husbands ran away in sheer fright. The girls in their next life were born as trees and bore many fruits which symbolically are the children they bore in an earlier birth.
Plantain did not marry but produced children and grew old. And that is why, till today the Plantain plant bears fruit parthenogenetically, without pollination and the fruits do not bear any seeds. A story in the Mahabharata [Sanskrit epic of ancient India] says that before the outbreak of the battle between the Kauravas and the Pandavas, Krishna went as a mediator. The Pandavas did not want to go to war against their cousins, the Kauravas.
But the Kauravas were adamant and would not listen to the sane advice given by Krishna, even after he had predicted the destruction of the entire race. Defeated at his mission of bringing peace between the two rival sections of the family, Krishna went to the house of Vidura who was a half brother, both to the Pandavas and the Kauravas. Longtime member. This amount is subject to change until you make payment. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program terms and conditions - opens in a new window or tab.
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