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My favourite:)))

Posted by
Devi (Chennai, India) on 23 September 2013 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

I have the tree at home. Once a month I pluck some leaves and grind them into a paste with a little lime juice and areca nut and apply on my palm and fingers just before popping off to sleep. By three in the morning, it dries and I remove the dried paste , smear some oil and get back to sleep!! It keeps the body cool and the nails healthy. We apply this on the toe nails too. It remains for almost three weeks.
I took the shot of this left hand of mine with my right hand :)))))
Any palmist here ? Well....you can predict my future...whatever is left of it:)))))

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Also I like it

23 Sep 2013 5:32am

@Jypyä Pop: Thank you Jypya:)))

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel main et iamge avec ce rouge sueprbe.
amitié

23 Sep 2013 5:46am

@Nicou: merci Nicou:)))

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

Very nice work, I like too. Nice composition, great shot.
Have a good week.

23 Sep 2013 6:05am

@gerard1948: Thank you Gerard...:)

Marilla from Turku, Finland

If I had hands like that my mother would tell me to wash myself at once...

23 Sep 2013 6:51am

@Marilla: Ha ha ha !!! I suppose she would...wanting it to be clean and neat ever!!

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb !!! And very interesting !!

23 Sep 2013 7:09am

@Mhelene: Thank you Mhelene:)

Martine Libouton from bousval, Belgium

Superbe !!! j'aime beaucoup et merci à toi pour les explications que tu nous mets tous les jours!

23 Sep 2013 8:46am

@Martine Libouton: Merci Martine:)

Sam from Chennai, India

A beautiful shot of your palm with fresh Maruthani.
And lovely design, very typical we all follow here. I am not a palmist.
But, I can tell you, that you are very young at heart, and very talented in all fine arts.
You are sharp, very well read, learned and knowledgeable. And a very kind and generous person and you love your family.
You will have a very Happy, Healthy, Prosperous, Long and Peaceful life. Nice to meet you. All the best, Devi :)

23 Sep 2013 8:53am

@Sam: Ah Sam :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) Thank you for all the nice things you have said here....kairekhai paarkaamale manathai varaindhavare. satrae mikaiyaaka uLLathu..."learned and knowledgeable" ? Katrathu kaimaN aLavve. Kallaalathu niRaiyave irukku:-)( for instance, not knowing how to administer insulin to my better half everyday!!! ). I love the Cosmic Dancer and He has made me what I am:))))Nandri en iniya naNbarae....

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

love the design

23 Sep 2013 10:16am

@Jules: Thank you Jules:)

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

I see a long and productive artistic future for you!

23 Sep 2013 11:14am

@Stephen: Wow Stephen..that a lot..Thank you :)))))

helys from Paris, France

Woooooooooow
So nice closeup, details, colors, textures, DOF

23 Sep 2013 11:49am

@helys: Thank you helys:)))

omid from mashhad, Iran

:)
very nice!!!!!
L O V E L Y !!!!!

23 Sep 2013 11:56am

@omid: Thank you Omid:)))

El pare from Catalonia, new state in Europe, Andorra

Yes, lines of your hand can be seen clearly. I hope you have a brilliant future in front of you.
Very nice picture.

23 Sep 2013 12:59pm

@El pare: Thank you El pare..I do appreciate :)

Gaffey Photography from Massachusetts, United States

You have such small dedlicate hands Devi. Great shot and very interesting narrative. I could use a little something to make my fingernails healiter :)

23 Sep 2013 1:06pm

@Gaffey Photography: May be you could, Frances!!! It will look lovely on your hand!!

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A very colourful result Devi! ;-)

23 Sep 2013 1:13pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thank you Eric :)

Oiva from Turku, Finland

Beautiful sunny pattern!:-))Haleja

Have a nice new week, my good friend Devi!

23 Sep 2013 1:30pm

@Oiva: Thank you Oiva...this is the traditional pattern ! Have a great week Oiva:)

tataray from Deux-Sèvres. (Charentes-Poitou), France

Magnifiques explications..... Jolis détails pour avoir des mains saines.
Excellent)

23 Sep 2013 1:54pm

@tataray: Merci tataray :-)))

Gheorghe from Bucuresti, Romania

A wonderful shot based on exuberant imagination ... I love it !

23 Sep 2013 2:47pm

@Gheorghe: Thank you Gheorghe..This is the all time traditonal design :-)))

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent anthropological text. I like the idea ... spirituality is alive in your admirable great culture. Best regards, Adela

23 Sep 2013 3:32pm

@Adela Fonts: Thank you Adela :-))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

Dear Devi, I have read Sam's reply and I know I could not say it better, but knowing you has enlightened my life .. I see a wonderful future as you enlighten more x x

23 Sep 2013 3:56pm

@Kate: Thank you my dearest Kate... I am overwhelmed...though I don't deserve all that Sam has said here:-)))I am touched with both of you reaching out...xxx

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendide, superbe travail de l'artiste. Bonne journée.

23 Sep 2013 4:00pm

@Tede: Merci Tede :)))

Lydia.Dd from Paris, France

Great to discover the practice and the explainations ! beutiful design .

23 Sep 2013 4:09pm

@Lydia.Dd: Thank you Lydia :)))

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Beautiful.
I have dyed my hair with henna many times and it always makes my hair very soft and shiny but one I had one henna tattoo made and that only lasted for one day on my super dry skin! Maybe if it had been made with only pure henna and citrus as yours is it would have lasted for longer...

23 Sep 2013 4:14pm

@ursulakatariina: That's nice Ursula .. I suggest you apply some fesh lime juice on your palm before you apply the henna... It might work out better !!

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Beautiful pattern on your hand.

23 Sep 2013 5:00pm

@Ruthiebear: Thank you Ruthie...It is the traditional design :)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

If I read correctly, you'll be going in circles for the next three weeks. ;-)

23 Sep 2013 11:40pm

@Steve Rice: You are right Steve.. I am travelling from tomorrow for four days...and circumambulating temples:))))

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Seems to be a very interesting treatment, but getting up at three o'clock in the morning to remove it, no way :-))) At least the color of your hand is beautiful and I can predict that you'll be tired tomorrow ...

23 Sep 2013 11:52pm

@Baldwin Vandewalle: Ha ha ha Baldwin...Never feel tired after this..Need not wake up..onne has the option of sleeping through but the lakes would fall on the sheets!!

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Interesting but I also would not like getting up at three.

24 Sep 2013 1:57am

@B. Thomas: May be one could cover the hand with plastic cloth and sleep through!!