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Awaiting rituals 5

Posted by
Devi (Chennai, India) on 25 July 2015 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Flowers for the offering.
On the top left hand corner you will find something fashioned out of Darbha grass( Halfa grass / big cord grass salt -reed grass), shaped like a ring at one end. This grass has preservative and purifying properties. The Priests wear these in their fingers before performing any ritual. Yes...a custom from very very ancient times.

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Love the intensity of these moments . .

25 Jul 2015 5:09am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you Ronnie :)Have a nice weekend:)

PATRICK from miramas, France

superbe compo

25 Jul 2015 5:09am


Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Lovely "cloud".

25 Jul 2015 5:24am

@Jypyä Pop: Thank you Jypya...that's poetic :)

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Verybeautiful !

25 Jul 2015 6:56am

@Mhelene: Thank you Mhelene :)

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

This is just beautiful! A gorgeous image!

25 Jul 2015 7:15am

@maximage: Thank you maximage :)

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Magnifiques ces fleurs! et merci pour les explications!!

25 Jul 2015 8:12am

@Martine Libouton: Merci mille fois Martine :)

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

Love it, so fresh, bravo Devi

25 Jul 2015 8:14am

@Dimitrios: Thank you Dimitrios :)

Sam from Chennai, India

What a beautiful scene of these flowers - yellow, pink and white! And Dharba, vetrilai etc. waiting for a holy ritual. Great atmosphere. Love this. Thank you, Devi. :)

25 Jul 2015 8:17am

@Sam: Thank you very much Sam :)

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful !!

25 Jul 2015 8:26am

@Hiro: Thank you Hiro :)

Marcel Peltier from Wallonie picarde, Belgium

Quelle belle photo remplie de " chaleur humaine " !

25 Jul 2015 8:56am

@Marcel Peltier: Merci beaucoup Marcel :)

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Another nice doc shot Devi

25 Jul 2015 9:35am

@grouser: Thank you grouser :)

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Delicately fragranced!

25 Jul 2015 11:31am

@Adela Fonts: Yes :)

gerard1948 from Spain

Beautiful floral arrangement, flowers are magnificent. Great shot.
have a good day.

25 Jul 2015 1:21pm

@gerard1948: Thank you gerard..Hope you are having a great time with your son :)

Don - Slackwater from Spokane, United States

They are a beautiful variety of flowers and the finger devices. It must be interesting to see the ritual itself.

25 Jul 2015 2:04pm

@Don - Slackwater: Very interesting...Thank you :)

Sathya from Chennai, India

Lovely.. a sense of freshness and goodness, this image creates.

25 Jul 2015 2:25pm

@Sathya: Thank you Sathya :)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful flowers and interesting grass rings.

25 Jul 2015 4:57pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you very much Steve:)

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

So creative and colorful!

25 Jul 2015 5:28pm

@Ruthiebear: Thank you Ruthie :)

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

quel pastel de fleurs quelle vue et iamge et ces couleurs sueprbe.

25 Jul 2015 6:30pm

@Nicou: Merci beaucoup Nicou mon ami :)

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

Wonderful flower arrangement and these finger rings have so much power --- they are gorgeous too.
I wonder how these traditions developed ..... Kindest regards, have a great weekend MN

25 Jul 2015 6:30pm

@Shiva: These traditions / beliefs are laid out in our scriptures Monika :) It is bed time here. You must be just getting up ..Sunday morning...Have a great day ..Hugs:))))

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

A wonderful offering of colors ... Splendid image !!!

25 Jul 2015 9:57pm

@Baldwin VW: Thank you Baldwin :)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is just gorgeous! I love all the flowers! Such a beautiful ritual!

26 Jul 2015 1:34am

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you very much Elaine :)

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Jolies fleurs et traditions. )

26 Jul 2015 5:07am

@tataray: Merci beaucoup tataray :)

L'angevine from Angers, France


26 Jul 2015 8:58am

@L'angevine: Merci beaucoup L'Angevine :)

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

LOVELY flowers & colors.

26 Jul 2015 12:15pm

@fateme@@: Thank you very much fateme :)

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful composition, colors & lights!
L O V E L Y !

26 Jul 2015 2:46pm

@omid: Thank you very much Omid :)

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