A collection of 8 posts
Flowers and leaf garlands, petals of various hues, shrubs, and roots find their way every morning into open air markets within close proximity to the temples. Regardless of whether it is their ephemeral beauty or the symbolism that Indian flowers convey, I wanted to write about them.
Onam/Kerala harvest festival
Onam, saying it with flowers — part 2
The traditional ritual of laying pookkalam (floral carpet) or Onapookkalam starts on Atham constellation and ends on Thiruvonam constellation. The ten days are known as Atham, Chithira, Chodhi, Vishakam, Anizham, Thriketta, Moolam, Pooradam, Uthradam and Thiruvonam.