The flower, Passiflora Caerulea, grown at the nursery in the Govardhan eco village of Wada taluka, has an interesting pattern of 100 petals in the first deck, followed by five petals in the middle tier, three above it and a single petal on top, village director Ganganarayan Das said.

The villagers consider the 100 petals as a symbol of the century of 'Kauravas' from the epic Mahabharata, the five petals as an attribution of the five 'Pandavas', the next three as the mark of Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, and the one on top as a token of Lord Krishna, he said.

The sweet smelling, delicate looking flower with tender pine shaped petals with attractive shades of blue and purple colours is rarely seen in nurseries.

The creeper, nestled in the beauty of the village nursery, accompanying its kith and kin of some over 500 varieties is a feast to the eyes.


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