Anyone heard of a flower called "aniccam?"
rajam at EARTHLINK.NET
Sun Mar 21 02:00:13 EDT 2010
Has anyone on this list come across a plant/flower type named
"aniccha" in any non-Tamil literature?
Has anyone seen it (in person or in a picture)?
"Aniccam" is listed just as a flower in early Tamil poetry. Later on,
the focus is on the flower's super sensitivity--about how it would
wilt at the contact of human breath, how it would harm a woman [with
a slender waist] if she wears the flower without removing its
stem, ... and so on.
There is a thought that the term "anicca" is derived thus: a + iccha
(a + icchaa - Without Desire/Wish).
What is your thought? Are there similar flowers extolled in non-Tamil
poetry for such super sensitivity?
Thanks and regards,
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