Vinayaka Chavithi Patri

*** Happy Vinayaka Chavithi to All *** 

As per Hindu calender today is my birth day! Happy to be born on the day of Vinayaka Chavithi, and glad I am named after Lord Ganapathi. The best things I love on this festival are,

1. Collecting Patri for Vinayaka Pooja: Had it been I am at home today, I would have got it by morning 6:30 itself. The best moments to remember for lifetime are going with my brother to farm to get patri.

2. Preparing Palavelli: Starting from washing it in "cheruvu", and decorating it along with dad and brother with all the patri, flowers and fruits (especially the lotus flowers) we get.

3. Food: Obviously, I don't know how much Ganesha likes the food we prepare for him, but I just love it. Kudumulu, Pala Talakalu.. Missing now.

Okay coming back to the Patri details, I actually thought of writing about it, because most of us slowly forgetting them, and I am afraid after few years, we may hear the question "what is patri?". So better answer it now.. I am giving the English/Scientific names as well so that we know what is called in Telugu later :).

1. Telugu Name : Tulasi
    Scientific Name: Ocimum tenuiflorum

2. Telugu Name : Garika
    Scientific Name: Cyanodon dactylon 

3. Telugu Name : Davanam  
    Scientific Name: Artemisia Pallens

4. Telugu Name : Uttareni
    Scientific Name: Achyranthus Aspera

 5. Telugu Name : Ummetta
    Scientific Name: Datura metal

6. Telugu Name : Regu
    Scientific Name: Ziziphus zizyphus (jujube)

7. Telugu Name : Mamidi
    Scientific Name: Mango

8. Telugu Name : Ganneru
    Scientific Name: Nerium odorum

9. Telugu Name : Vishnu Krata Patram
    Scientific Name: Evolvulus Alsinoides

10. Telugu Name : Jaji Puvvu
    Scientific Name: Jasminum grandiflorum

11. Telugu Name : Danimma
    Scientific Name: Pemogranate

13. Telugu Name : Deva Kanchanam
    Scientific Name: Bauhinia Purpurea (Butterfly Tree)

14. Telugu Name : Raavi
    Scientific Name: Ficus Religiosa

15. Telugu Name : Maddi Chettu
    Scientific Name: White Marudah (Arjuna Tree)

16. Telugu Name : Jilledu
    Scientific Name: Calotropis Procera

17. Telugu Name : Vavili Mokka
    Scientific Name:  Vitex Negundo

18. Telugu Name : Devadaru (can we find it?)
    Scientific Name: Cedrus deodara

19. Telugu Name : Maredu
    Scientific Name: Bael

 20. Telugu Name : Maruvam
    Scientific Name: Majorana Hortensis

  21. Telugu Name : Jammi
    Scientific Name: Prosopis cineraria


  1. hi, are these images shot by you? woud you be having the Hi-res images of Davana?
    i would like to buy the image can you pls quote me your price @




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