Sighted the Bramha Kamal

Botanically called as Saussurea obvallata, or the Bramha Kamal as we call it, is a rare sight in it bloomed state. Named after Bramha, the Hindu God of creation, this night blooming flower with a once in a year appearance is said to be an indication of an auspicious event. People in India believe that only those people who believe in the auspiciousness of the occasion, have the luck to view the flower in this state.

I do not claim that I am the only lucky person to have seen it when its delicate petals were opened, but as soon as I got the chance today, I clicked some pictures which I wish to share with you all. So here they are.

I have used a white source of light, place at some distance to create the luminescence effect. Pardon my photography with a normal point and shoot camera.

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4 comments for “Sighted the Bramha Kamal

  1. sanjay
    July 31, 2011 at 7:47 am

    Liked the pics. Nice one.

  2. July 31, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Is this plant at your home? Because the wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saussurea_obvallata says that this is an endangered plant. Good clicks and Good luck !!

    • August 1, 2011 at 2:49 am

      It’s at my uncle’s house just opposite to me..but now it won’t bloom for another year…….Using a white source of light in the back ground gives it a nice glowing effect. I just didn’t have the exact source of light that I needed…..

  3. Madhu Pillai
    August 1, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Nice pics !! Superb .

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