Couroupita guianensis or Cannon Ball tree

Yes that’s the botanical name & the common name of our own “Nagalinga Poo”. Couroupita guianensis (Cannon Ball tree) or the Nagalinga poo is offered to Lord Shiva and has a very pleasant fragrance. This tree was found in the “Nandhavanam” or the garden of the Karaneeswarar Temple in Saidapet. Also read this interesting post about this tree / flower etc here.

5 comments on “Couroupita guianensis or Cannon Ball tree”

  1. yea…that remids me..my amma used to prikify the fallen down flowers and bring it back for our Sivan…

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  2. I have a post on this tree as well.

    http://quilldancer.com/2008/08/01/the-cannonball-tree/

    Ram: I did check the closeup’s you’ve posted about the canonball tree & its flowers. The blog’s good too.

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  3. Hi, Ram…
    I really thank god for your effort to take and publish the picture of this lovely flower. I have been searching around for this. May Lord Shiva bless you with all thegood things for you. I would be very happy to receive more articles about this flower. If you have, you may email it to me at the stated email address.

    Thank you.
    Jenny
    j.s@live.com.my

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  4. There are plenty of these flowers in full bloom in Singapore. My mother said she had not seen it in 50 years! ( She is visiting us from Bangalore. I can share some photos if you would like that. Let me know !

    Ram: Take your mother across to Chennai, i could show her many blooming in lotsa places.

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  5. […] Flower from the Canon Ball Tree called Nagalinga Poo is auspicious for Lord Shiva. Spotted near the Kasi Viswanathar Temple, West […]

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