Bhagwan Krishna’s Vyjayanti Mala is NOT made up of Lotus Seeds

Vyjayanti Mala is made up of light gray coloured seeds with stripes. And the seeds don’t come from Lotus. The writer of the feature seemed too keen to link Bhagwan Krishna to Lotus.

 

In the feature Story published a day before Krishna Janmashtami in Amar Ujala, the writer informed the readers that the Vyjayanti Mala worn by Bhagwan Krishna is made up of Lotus Seeds. This is wrong information.

Vyjayanti Mala is made up of light gray coloured seeds with stripes. These seeds come from a Grass (a grass cluster with long leaves. The grass seeds which make Vyjayanti Mala are shown in the Pic below).

Vyjanati Mala Lord Krishna: Bhagwan Krishna's Vyjayanti Mala is NOT made up of Lotus Seeds

The writer of the feature seemed too keen to link Bhagwan Krishna to Lotus. I call this over enthusiasm.

The Vyjayanti Mala sees a mention in a Bhagwan Krishna Bhajan,

Arti kunj Bihari ki, Shri Giridhar Krishan Murari ki

Gale mein vaijanti mala (Vyjayanti Mala); Bajave murli madur bala;
Shravan mein kundala chalkala; Nand ke anand nand lala;
Gagan sam ang kaanti kali; Radhika chamak rahi aali;
Ratan mein kadhe ban mali ;
Bhraman suana;Kasturi kilah;
Chandra si chalak;
Lalit chavi syama pyaare ki; Shri Giridhar Krishan Murari ki
Arti kunj Bihari ki, Shri Giridhar Krishan Murari ki
Arti kunj Bihari ki, Shri Giridhar Krishan Murari ki

kanak may moorama gut bin se;
Devta darshan ko tarse;
gagan sau suman raasi barse;
Baje Murchang;
Madhur miridang;
Valini sang;
atul rati got gumari ki; Shri Giridhar Krishan Murari ki;
Arti kunj Bihari ki, Shri Giridhar Krishan Murari ki
Arti kunj Bihari ki, Shri Giridhar Krishan Murari ki

Jahaan se prakat bhai ganga;
Kalushka niharini shri ganga;
Smaran se hot moh bhanga;
Base Shiv sheesh;
Jata ke beech;
Hare adh keesh;
Charan chavi shri Banvari ki; Shri Giridhar Krishan Murari ki
Arti kunj Bihari ki, Shri Giridhar Krishan Murari ki
Arti kunj Bihari ki, Shri Giridhar Krishan Murari ki

Chamaki ujjval tat renu;
Baj rahi vrindavan venu;
Chahun dishi gopi dwal dehnu
Hasat mridmat; Chandani chat;
Katak bhavphand;
Peerh sun deen bhikari ki;
Shri Giridhar Krishan Murari ki

Arti kunj Bihari ki, Shri Giridhar Krishan Murari ki

Keep noticing, Keep Observing!

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