The loveliest smile I’ve seen…
Shop to Please the Gods!
A shop in Gandhi bazaar that sells traditional items of worship. Everythng that one may require for festival or a pooja at home……to keep the gods happy 🙂
Flowers being sold ahead of the Gowri and Ganesha Festival in Gandhi Bazaar, Bangalore. The prices of flowers ahead of any festivals skyrocket!!
The Lord’s own bloom!
The Brahma kamal, or botanically Saussurea obvallata, in my backyard. The flowers bloom late in the evening, and shrivel within a few hours. It’s sighting is considered lucky and the plant has it’s home in the Himalayas. A heavenly smell, and it’s sight an overwhelming experience. The leaves in the backround are betel leaves 🙂
The Cannon Ball tree bears Flowers directly on it’s trunk. The flowers are considered sacred owing to their resemblance to the ShivaLinga, and is hence called Lingada Hoova in Kannada. Was thrilled to see the rare tropical tree in Lalbagh..
Bird of Paradise
A Bird of Paradise flower in a park centrally located in Bangalore
A holy break!
A little girl and her family stand outside their home at a village in the Andhra-Karnataka border…