நாகலிங்கப்பூ

Nagalinga pushpa (Couroupita guianensis)
Nagalinga pushpa (Couroupita guianensis) (Photo credit: Hari Prasad Nadig)

this is a holy flower and tree present in many shiva temples. it has huge fruits resembling vilambalam and the flower is sacred for it resembles the lingam in the garbagraha of every shiva temple. I remember this as ‘naga arali poo’.

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