Why are flowers offered to the deities at the time of worship?
Why are flowers offered to God at the time of worship?
Offering flowers to God at the time of worship by us has a different significance, God is pleased by offering flowers, let us know which flower to offer to which deity:
As we know that if we get any favorite material, then
Whoever becomes happy very quickly, in the same way, by offering flowers, we are trying to please God quickly. We show our worship and devotion to our deity by offering flowers.
One reason for this is also that keeping fragrant flowers removes negativity. It is used to attract positivity in its side and is also used for its pleasant aroma in worship.
The word "Pooja" is made up of two syllables where "Pu" means flower and "J" means chanting and water. "Flower" refers to prayer or your devotion.
Palash flowers are required to worship Goddess Saraswati. It is said that the flowers of Palash (white color) are very dear to Goddess Saraswati, while it is said that if the flowers of Palash (white color) are not offered, then the worship is considered incomplete.
It is believed that the fragrant jasmine flower has great medicinal value, but the jasmine flower also has religious significance. It is believed that if Ram devotee wants to please Lord Hanuman ji, then jasmine flower is one of those flowers which you should offer along with vermilion, it pleases Hanuman ji quickly.
Lord Ganesha likes red colored flowers and marigold is one of them. The flower of marigold is saffron in colour, which is also offered in the form of a garland or just flowers .
Lotus flowers are very dear to Goddess Lakshmi, the wife of Lord Vishnu and for this reason this flower is used for worshiping during Lakshmi Puja or Diwali. Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity, is pleased by keeping a garland.
According to Hindu mythological beliefs, the poison obtained during the churning of the ocean was consumed by Lord Shiva. After consuming the poison, the datura flower emerged from Lord Shiva's chest and thus became his favorite flower. Offering this flower to the Lord is done to remove negative emotions like ego, hatred, jealousy etc .