Vaijayanti

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Vishnu wearing the vaijayanti-mala

The Vaijayanti or Vyjayanti is a theological flower, offered to Krishna and Vishnu in worship as a garland, "Vaijayanti-mala".[1][2] Literally meaning, "the garland of victory",: An [3] Vaijayanti-mala also finds mention in Vishnu sahasranama, a stotra dedicated to Vishnu in the Mahabharata, as vanamali (forest flowers).[4] The garland of victory, mentioned in the Mahabharata was made never-wilting lotuses (1.57.15-16), however currently many flowers are believed to be Vaijayanti, including canna lily and are used for making garlands.[5]

The necklace of Lord Vishnu is crucial to the revelation of Vaikuntha. Considering Vaijayanthi as a living entity, and assuming relation through feminine genotype, she is the representation of absolute supercontrollership in context of civilization. Her mood transcends the need to magistrate, for she fascinates the applicant civilian from his or her relatively distracting wizardry or witchcraft into a more peaceful cooperativity by reflecting glory through strength absolute.

According to her tradition, which is Vedic (of India), she prominently displays five precious gemstones: emerald, sapphire, ruby, pearl and diamond. These correspond with the five classic elements commonly named earth, water, fire, air and ether respectively.[4] Her name, Vaijayanthi, means “triumphant victory.”

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prof. Shrikant Prasoon. Hinduism Clarified and Simplified. V&S Publishers. pp. 235–. ISBN 978-93-81384-72-5. 
  2. ^ Rūpagosvāmī (2003). The Bhaktirasāmṛtasindhu of Rūpa Gosvāmin. Motilal Banarsidass Publ. pp. 575–. ISBN 978-81-208-1861-3. 
  3. ^ D Dennis Hudson (27 August 2008). The Body of God Emperor's Palace for Krishna in Eighth-Century Kanchipuram: An Emperor's Palace for Krishna in Eighth-Century Kanchipuram. Oxford University Press. pp. 168–. ISBN 978-0-19-970902-1. 
  4. ^ a b V. Ravi. Vishnu Sahasranama. MANBLUNDER. p. 248. GGKEY:DRA5CW5BDZX. 
  5. ^ Michael Charles Baltutis (2008). The Festival of Indra: The Construction of a South Asian Urban Celebration. ProQuest. pp. 41–. ISBN 978-0-549-75127-4.