Being the national flower of many Asian countries, jasmine flowers are said to bring auspicious occasions in their cultures. These flowers are brought from distant places in weddings to adorn the bride heavily. Intertwined jasmine strings beautify the bride’s hair spreading fragrance everywhere. In temples, deities are garlanded with jasmine flowers. Their sensuous nature makes them romantic and they are symbols of love, attachment, beauty and hope. By naming girls with ‘Jasmine’, feminine beauty is much more glorified.
In Cambodia, jasmine flowers are paid as homage to Sri Buddha. Jasmine tea is very popular in China. There is a song for jasmine flowers in Chinese ‘hao yi duo mo li hua’ that I love to hear though I don’t know the language. In Hawaii, the lei are made by stringing jasmine flowers.
In the state Tamil Nadu in India, almost all ladies adorn hair with jasmine strings early in the morning. It is said that women get a long, happy married life by doing so.
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