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Dasapushpam – Ten Flowers – Dasapushpam Flowers In Kerala

Dasapushpam meaning ten flowers constitute a group of ten herbs along with their flowers. The ten flowers are of great importance to Hindus in Kerala. They have been part of Hindu religion from time immemorial. They today have many cultural and medicinal uses.

Hindu women decorate their hairs with the dasapushpam.

The plant is used during Thiruvathira Kali on the day of Thiruvathira in the Malayalam month of Dhanu. These plants are used to cure various diseases from time immemorial.

Dasapushpam were earlier displayed in a brass plate Karkidakam month (mid July to mid August) in homes, temples and sacred places. This one very good ritual is very rarely performed.

Women were advised by Vaidyans (Ayurveda Physicians) to wear them on their hair.

Dasapushpam Flower Names

  1. Cheroola
  2. Mukkutty
  3. Valli Uzhinja
  4. Nilappana
  5. Karuka
  6. Kayyunni
  7. Muyalcheviyan
  8. Vishnukranthi
  9. Thiruthali
  10. Poovankurunthal

Dasapushpam Names In Malayalam

  1. കയ്യോന്നി
  2. മുക്കുറ്റി
  3. കൃഷ്ണക്രാന്തി
  4. തിരുതാളി
  5. കറുക
  6. പൂവാംകുരുന്നില
  7. മുയല്ചെവി യന്
  8. ഉഴിഞ്ഞ
  9. ചെറൂള
  10. നിലപ്പന