Doob (Cynodon dactylon)
Cynodon dactylon, known as Bermuda grass, Dhoob. In India, commonly known as “durva” or dūrvāyugma, this grass is used in the Ayurveda system of medicine.In Hinduism, it is considered important in the worship of Lord Ganesha. It has been a part of Hindu rituals since Vedic times.A unique festival, called Durva Ashtami, dedicated to the grass is celebrated on the 8th day of Shukla Paksha of Bhadra month of the Hindu calendar.It is known as “Karuka” in Malayalam and is part of the Dashapushpam (Ten sacred flowers) in Kerala.This grass is a Yoruba herb used for Esu or Elegba in the Orisa System.
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