Flowers in Ancient Literature

Flowers in Ancient Literature

Ancient literature in India is replete with names of various flowers. Most of these flowers are referred to by names which are not in common use today. One frequently comes across flower names like Kund कुंद, padam पदम, kumud कुमुद, neelkamal नीलकमल. Surely, one would like to know what these flowers are, as we know them today. The purpose of this section is to throw some light on this.