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Science in the act of offering a specific flower to a specific Deity

One prominent objective of worshipping a Deity is that the devotee should derive optimum benefit for his spiritual progress from the Chaitanya (Divine consciousness) in the idol of the Deity. Specific flowers have better ability to attract the subtlest particles of a specific Deity's principle. Naturally, when these flowers are offered to the Deity during worship, they help awaken the idol and the devotee benefits from the Chaitanya in the idol. Hence, the importance of offering specific flowers to specific Deities. Accordingly, which flowers should be offered to which Deity is given in the table here.

Shrī  Durgā Shrī  Lakshmī Shrī Saptashrungi Shrī Sharada Shrī Yogeshwari
 
Jasmine
Jasmine
 
Rose
Rose
 
Nightqueen
Nightqueen
 
Nightqueen
Nightqueen
 
Michelia
Michelia
         
Shrī Renuka Shrī Vaishnavdēvī Shrī Vindhyavasini Shrī Bhavānī
Shrī Amba
 
Bakuli
Bakuli
 
Tube-rose
Tube-rose
 
Lotus
Lotus
 
Ground-Lotus
Ground-Lotus
 
Coral
Coral


In reality it is the specific fragrance from the flower that attracts the Deity's principle. The same benefit can be obtained by using incense sticks of the same fragrance. - A Scholar (Through the medium of Mrs. Anjali Gadgil, 26.9.2005, 6.55 pm and 27.9.2005, 12.14 pm)

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