kusa grass

Indian - A sacred grass with very sharp blades. It is said that this grass grew from the hairs of Vishnu as Kurma or from the ground on which some of the amrita was spilled at the Churning of the Ocean. Snakes have forked tongues as a result of licking this grass. It is now used in Buddhist rites. Also commonly called kusa grass, darbha or darbha.

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