India, People, Unique

Flower & Happiness

I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck. – Emma Goldman

Most of the women in this part of the country wear flowers and substitute these fresh ones in place of Gold jewellery. This is a sign of happiness, belief, beauty & symbolic for many of them.

Seen here is a lady wearing jasmine after leaving her hair loose (post head bath) and visiting a temple.

5 Comments to “Flower & Happiness”

  1. Anu

    Beautiful and well said. Reminds me of my visit to Little India in Singapore and it looked like I’ve been transported to Chennai.

    Ram – don’t you think it feels like the festival has already begun when the shops in the market have idols out up for sale?
    I couldn’t resist taking some photographs.
    Also because of the festive season (Teej & Janmashtami), many hawkers who sell fruits & children books in the market are now selling small idols, dhoop, agarbattis, red bandhani and satin clloth squares(with gota) and other pooja samagri(items).
    It is festival time.

    Ram: Thanks for the nice words Anu.
    Yes the activities in the markets which stock the festive items bring the mood much earlier for the festivities ….

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    Ram: Quite sad Curly, many cities & public places don’t have a clue on public photography ….

  3. Nice shot, Ram. We have a similar thing here in Indonesia, especially in Bali. Balinese women visit the temple with accompanied by magnificent offering for God, especially flowers on their beautiful hair.

    Ram: Thanks Harry, your picture on the balinese women wearing flowers is superb. love it.

  4. Eki

    I like the quote you chose for this picture; and the great commentary and picture too. How true, flowers (nature) and not jewellery (wealth) are the most fitting symbol of happiness. Wealth does not always means happiness.

    Ram: Thanks Eki …..


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