Magha Mallika (Sanskrit) or Jasminum Multiflorum has eight lobed white flowers and is so fragrant. The flowers can sometimes cover the entire plant, leaving few leaves visible. Jasmine is referred to as Yasmin in Arabic. A loner among all those brightly coloured flowers in our home garden, the Jasmine is the favorite of most.
Jasmine is Yasmin (meaning: a gift from God) in Arabic, which is also a popular feminine name.
Mo Li Hua (Song of Jasmine) is a popular Chinese folk song which means The Jasmine Flower. This song was composed during the period of Qianlong Emperor of the Qing Dynasty. This is a traditional Chinese song with a beautifully gentle and lyrical melody.
This song was sung by a Chinese girl at the closing ceremony of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens to introduce the next site and also sang during the awarding ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.