According to the epic sacred text Mahabharata, book 13, Anusasana Parva Chapter 101, verses 19-21, to satisfy and please your most honored god or goddess, a pious soul with a pure heart offering flowers is adequate. Flowers play a vital yet influential role in pleasing Hindu Gods and Goddesses.
Let us know the favorite flowers of the deities to whom you are devoted to making them gratified and delighted. Hence, the divinity bestows prosperity upon you and your family.
Lord Shiva – Datura, Dry lotus, Kaner, Kusum, Aak, Kush, Bilva, White Champa, Juhi, Jasmine.
Lord Ganesha- Red marigold, Red hibiscus.
Goddess Lakxmi- Lotus, White tuberose, Mogra, Chrysanthemum.
Goddess Saraswati- Champa, Palash, Sunflower, Rose, Allamanda.
Goddess Parvati – White lotus, Bela, Palash, Madar, Apamarg, Champa, Chameli.
Goddess Durga- Red lotus, Mogra, Bael leaves.
Lord Vishnu- Lotus, Mauĺsari, Juhi, Chameli, Ashoka, Malti, Vasanti, Kadam, Kewra, Champa, Vaijayanti, Tulsi.
Lord Hanuman- Chameli, Tulsi.
Lord Krishna- Parijatha, Tulsi.
Lord Surya- Lotus.
Lord Dattatreya- Jasmine, Bilva, Audumbara.
Lord Shani- Blue-colored flowers.
Om Namah Shivaya!!!
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