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Why do we offer flowers to God ?

Asked by Vilas Pardhe, 03 Mar '09 10:17 am
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To express graditude towards God.....man has come up with many things(which he/she found beautiful) to offer infront of God......it could be water, flower, fruit, aroma sticks, lighting lamps etc etc.....Flowers are required to imbibe and experience duty of God. I am only an instrument. I should offer gratitude to all those who are responsible for the growth of these flowers this feeling should be present in the priest who offers usually flowers to God. Anyway.....as per Bhagwat Geeta, when people offer his/her skills ( 'swa karma kushalta' ) with a dedicated mind for the uplifment of society....THAT IS THE BEST THING A HUMAN CAN OFFER INFRONT OF GOD.
Answered by saumen ganguli, 03 Mar '09 01:21 pm

 
  
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Because we are ignorent.This whole universe is God's creation.There is no meaning in offering anything material to God 'coz he himself offered this to us.Enjoying,preserving&helping to grow may be the best thing we can offer to a flower.
Answered by roshan kamath, 03 Mar '09 10:28 am

 
  
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It is in the experience and practice of the citizens of Bhaarath that they generally worship God with flowers, offer puuja (ritual adoration) and make obeisance to God.By worshiping God always with puuja and flowers, the saadhaka (spiritual aspirant) will remain stationary in his place. This is good in a way but to remain in one place all the time and failing to rise to a higher position is not good.

The first flower with which we can worship God is ahimsa---non-violence. The second flower is dhama (control of senses). The third flower is dhaya (compassion to all living beings). The fourth one is kshama (forbearance). The fifth flower is shaanthi (peace). The sixth flower is thapas (penance). The seventh one is the flower of Dhyaana (meditation). The eighth is the flower of Sathya (Truth). The inner meaning of this statement is that God will shower grace on
you if you worship him through these eight flowers. The flowers in nature fade always, drop down, lose fragrance and also deve ...more
Answered by iqbal ahmed, 03 Mar '09 03:20 pm

 
  
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Ask ur self why you offers love to ur loved once
Answered by sachin rathore, 03 Mar '09 01:31 pm

 
  
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Offering anything to god to please him is punishable. God created humans to test them for afterlife. Praying god and asking for his mercy is acceptable and do not offer any materialistic things to god, since everything in the world is god's and we do not have any right on that. It is just like how our politicians do, stealing our money and helping the poor from that money.
Answered by nellore kishore, 03 Mar '09 01:02 pm

 
  
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Patram pusham falam toyam yo me bhaktaa prayakshti
Tadaham bhaktuphritamashnami prayatatmanah . Geeta 10/26.
When Lord Srikrishna in this kshloka is Himself saying that He eats not only flowers but anything of that type offered with love and affecion then u can imagine how much importance He attaches to the flowers which have much greater importance than other things like leaves and water .Apart from this when we go to pluck flowers in the morning the morning air with sweet fragrance is beneficial for health and happiness.
Answered by sk singh, 03 Mar '09 12:45 pm

 
  
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In garland form flowers are used to decorate the image of the God., to make the image look more beautiful. Loose flowers are offered at the time of Pushpanjali as a media to communicate our prayers. Some people offer it as a token of Love for God in the same way they would have offered flowers to someone they love or respect. Offering of flowers is sometime for decorative purpose and sometime for symbolic purpose.
Answered by Shyam, 03 Mar '09 12:10 pm

 
  
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The tradition of offering flowers is thousands of years old when gods actually lived on earth in 'devlok' in and around the himalayas. They were masters in many arts and knew how to make medicines from herbs and flowers. The modern aroma therapy is just the abc of their divine science. People used to visit these people with health and other problems and according to the problems they were advised to get certain flowers so that the people of devlok could make medicines quickly. This can be ascertained from the fact that different gods are offered different flowers and every god also has some speciality. For example God Ganesha for intelligence and wealth, goddess Lakshmi for wealth, Godess Saraswati for knowledge or education, Hanuman for Strength. etc Every flower has some medicinal properties and miraculas healing potential. We have forgot this over the years and the gods too are wiped off the world along with the demons fighting eachother. But we still continue to offer the flowers t ...more
Answered by manoj thakur, 03 Mar '09 11:22 am

 
  
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Feelings of purification and offering flower to God path toreacg god
Answered by Biswaranjan Behuria, 03 Mar '09 10:54 am

 
  
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The custom to offer flowers to God is traditional. Our ancestor felt the need to offer something to God, which is unique and should be acceptable to Him. They could think of nothing better than flowers. The reason is flowers emit fragrance, which is divine. The flowers have in them the nectar, which they allow bees to draw and convert it into honey. In offering flowers, we ask God to give us the quality of flowers in return. We express an explicit wish that we too may have flower like fragrance in us and we too may have nectar that may please everyone whosoever may imbibe it.
Answered by Jack Johnson, 03 Mar '09 05:39 pm

 
  
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