Flowers are used to make perfumes. Elanji is a shade giving tree.
'Elanjithara melam' is a famous event in thrissur pooram. It is the performance of percussion artists under an old elanji tree in the vadakkunnathan temple premises. Elanji is very common in Kerala.
We used to wear this elanji poo in hair by arranjing them in an 'eerkili'.
'Ilanji poomanam ozhuki varunnu' is a book about an ilanji tree in the temple premise of Ayyanthole and also an inspiring message about communal harmony...read more
English name of Elanji is Bullet wood tree. It is the tree of Anizham star according to Jyothisham.
We can see Elanji tree in our puranas. One story connected with Guruvayoor Sri krishna and Elanji tree. more
In Sanskrit it is known as Bakula