Kalpatharu: 1 definition



Kalpatharu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

When the ocean of milk in Vaikunta was churned by Devas and the Asuras, there were many great things that came out of the ocean. The divine tree Kalpatharu is one of them. It is capable of granting any wish, and is now the property of Indra, the King of the Devas. In this respect, it is similar to Kamadhenu, the wish granting cow.

Kalpatharu is also known as Parijatha in some texts. Its flowers are said to have an intoxicating fragnance.

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