"Mallige" in kannada & "Mogra" in hindi. They are "DIVINE", with both the fragrance & value. The mostly sought flowers to "impress" God. Used in all poojas, functions, celebrations, decorations, gardens, on the lovely braided plaits of the traditional INDIAN WOMEN.
I personally loved these flowers on actresses like Sridevi, Jayaprada, Rekha & and always dreampt of wearing them after wedding accompanied by the sari, sindhoor, bangles, Mangalsutr, big round bindi, nathni & toe rings.
Hmmm..... it's only now that I realise that I feel terrible to be in a sari for a long time. Its kinda heavy & perspiring. Salwar or a simple Capri is far more manageable & comfortable as far as I am considered. Of course occasionally on auspicious days & functions I still prefer to look very Indian. A sari clad Indian woman is always "beautiful".