Wait for Shiuli

Durga Puja is a special time for a Bengali. We start planning weeks before the festival. My father had planted a shiuli(night jasmine) flower tree in our house. This flower blossoms during Pujo. It has amazing fragrance which reminds one of festivals. There are songs and poems dedicated to this flower.

This year I was at home after a long time. Everyday from the month of July, the first thing I did after getting up is to go and see the tree. There were no flowers even though the tree was watered regularly. I used to ask my mother if the tree needs any manure. My mother’s response was “Patience, the season is yet to come”. This continued till September. I was excited the day I saw the first few flowers. It meant Pujo is coming. I ran indoors and informed, shiuli flowers have come. This just reminds me, everything has a specific time whether its studies, opportunities or vaccine. One needs to be patient and things will happen. We have a tendency of rushing towards things inspite of being aware of haste causing failures. Often in this process we ignore many things. The seasonal flowers remind us to wait for the right time.

The years 2020 and 2021 taught us the important lesson of being patient. Life is precious. We need to spend time with our near and dear ones instead of running behind worldly things. The shiuli flowers only blossom during season. Let us sit back and enjoy the moment.


8 responses »

  1. such beautiful wise words, and they are indeed specially beautiful flowers to see so the scent must be heady! So nice to meet you, your blog looks very interesting πŸ™‚

  2. Shiuli phul: Unique flowers 🌼
    It has been a great time period for all of us, specially when we were children to pick up the flowers 🌼 during early morning for pujo. ( To offer to God and Goddess at home)
    This particular seasonal flowers bring us a joy with a reminder of Durgapuja. It is something special.
    I appreciate your article on Shiuli. Readers will enjoy and definitely they will remember their days with the Shiuli flowers and plants.

    Now a days most of us staying in apartments, so hardly I see these plants.
    Excellent post πŸ˜ŠπŸ™

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