Sacred, Divine Kadamb:
When they bloom, the environment around smells sweetly fragrant; the fragrance is unlike any other flower.
June, July is the month that the sacred Kadamb tree flowers in India. The blooms stay just for a month.
Every year I wait for these blooms and try to go walk around them taking in as much fragrance as is possible.
This unique fragrance is unlike any other flower and is very sweet. Because of this the Kadamb flowers are always surrounded by honey bees.
My dream is, someday I might just be able to tent below these trees and enjoy them totally for day and night.
I personally love this fragrance; in fact the fragrance stays for few days even after the flowers have dried. Whenever possible I take a branch of the blooms and keep in my room, taking in their unearthly fragrance even after they have dried.
An ancient Kadamb at Kaliyadeh, a leela sthali of Shree Krishn.
Kadamb tree and blooms are considered sacred as it is very closely associated with Divine Shree RadhaKrishn and ShreeNathji.
This is the tree under which the Divine couple spent time in Their various leelas. Vraj Mandal has numerous Kadamb trees.
It finds mention in all Hindu scriptures.
This is a Kadamb tree from Nathdwara. As you can here see people worship the treetoo.
These blooms are to be found in Mumbai. I have not seen them at Vraj Mandal
Kadamb tree’s botanical name is Anthocephalus cadamba. It is a large tree with a broad crown and straight cylindrical bole. It is quick growing, large; has large spreading and grows rapidly in first 6-8 year and produces golden ball of flowers. The tree may reach a height of 45 m with trunk diameters of 100-(160) cm. The tree sometimes has small buttresses and a broad crown. The bark is grey, smooth in young trees, rough and longitudinally fissured in old trees).
Out of millions of shrubs and plants, it is claimed that the 27 Stars (constellations) constituting 12 Houses (Rasis) and 9 Planets are specifically represented precisely by 27 trees only—one for each star—since the character of the stars, the trees and the individual go together. The Kadamba tree is said to represent Shatabhisha (Western star name -γ Aquarii) star. The characteristics of this star are ascribed to the tree as also to the individual born in that star