Jasmine is considered as queen of flowers. Mysore mallige is one of the variety of jasmine. Mysore mallige in kannada means jasmine of mysore. Mysore mallige is popular variety of jasmine grown in mysore. Mysore mallige has a special place among the people of Karnataka. Mysore mallige is used in all auspicious occasions like wedding, worship of deities , House warming etc., Mysore mallige is a must in south Indian weddings. Mysore mallige is used to decorate the long hair of bride during the marriage ceremony.
The fragrance of mysore mallige has powerful and aromatic when compared to other flowers. Jasmine or mallige is grown in different parts of Karnataka and Country. But mysore mallige has a special place among jasmines grown in other places. Mysore mallige is special and it is the pride of mysore.
Mysore mallige has good demand in Kerala and Tamilnadu too. It is also used in the scent industry for production of perfume. The perfume made out of mysore mallige has great demand not only in India but also in foreign Countries.
Mysore mallge has inspired great novelist of Kannada Late K S Narasimhaswamy . His poetry collection is named as " Mysore mallige" which is considered as one of best literary work in Kannada. The popularity of mysore mallige has not ended with poem only , it has also inspired famous kannada film director T S Nagabharana to produce a movie titled mysore mallige.