The ornament of His ears…

Wearing a peacock-feather ornament upon His head, blue karnikara flowers on His ears, a yellow garment as brilliant as gold, and the Vaijayanti garland, Lord Krishna exhibited His transcendental form as the greatest of dancers as He entered the forest of Vrindavana, beautifying it with the marks of His footprints. He filled the holes of His flute with the nectar of His lips, and the cowherd boys sang His glories. – SB 10.21.5

The Karnikara Flower (Clitoria ternatea)

The Karnikara flower, also commonly known as: butterfly pea • aparajita • Hindi: अपराजिता aparajita, गोकर्णी gokarni, khagtu • Kannada: girikarniballi, kantisoppu • Konkani: गोकर्ण gokarna, शंख पुष्प shankha pushpa • Malayalam: aral, sangu pushpam, sankhankuppi • Manipuri: aparajita • Marathi: गोकर्ण gokarna, shankha pushpa • Sanskrit: अपराजित aparajita, गिरिकर्णिका girikarnika • Tamil: காக்கணம் kakkanam, காக்கட்டான் kakkattan, சங்கு கன்னிக்கொடி kannikkodi, karkokartun, கரிசன்னி kricnni, கருவிளை kruvilai, உயவை uyvai •

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