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Awaiting rituals 8

Posted by
Devi (Chennai, India) on 28 July 2015 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

The camphor which has been lit, will be slid into this Homa kundam in which some herbal / medicinal twigs will be placed.

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

In Finland, camphor was the panacea for nearly all ailments. It was dropped into a sugar cube, which is then eaten slowly.

28 Jul 2015 5:13am

@Jypyä Pop: Whst does the sugar and camphor cure ? Here we have some edible camphor too which we add as flavouring agent in sweet dishes and mix with the collyrium w apply to our eyes.

PATRICK from miramas, France

superbe ccompo

28 Jul 2015 5:45am

@PATRICK: Thank you PATRICK :)

Oiva from Turku, Finland

A great report, camphor we used nervousness and "heart problems"!
It was placed in a few drops of sugar cube, and then it was eaten!:-))))Haleja.

Happy Tuesday my good friend Devi!

28 Jul 2015 6:18am

@Oiva: Thank you Oiva..I read that it is kept in sugar and eaten. Are you referring to the edible camphor" Thi is used only to light in Temples here.

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Une très belle série. ))

28 Jul 2015 6:24am

@tataray: Merci beaucoup tataray :)

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

intriguing customs, thanks for explaining step by step the rituals of your country, it is very educating, kind regards D

28 Jul 2015 7:30am

@Dimitrios: Thank you very much Dimitrios:)

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful frame, colors, lights & details!
Amazing series!

28 Jul 2015 7:50am

@omid: Thank you very much Omid :)

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium


28 Jul 2015 9:07am

@Martine Libouton: Merci beaucoup Martine :)

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a nicely composed frame for this picture story

28 Jul 2015 9:14am

@grouser: Thank you grouser :)

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

A detailed and richly colourful documentary series!

28 Jul 2015 10:08am

@Stephen: Thank you Stephen :)

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent look at the spiritual life of your culture! Beautiful and well-documented series ... I appreciate your information. Thanks a lot Devi! ... Best regards, Adela

28 Jul 2015 10:09am

@Adela Fonts: Thank you very much for the appreciation Adela dear Hugs Devi:)

Julie L. Brown, Photobirder from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Well said by Adela.

28 Jul 2015 10:57am

@Julie L. Brown, Photobirder: Thank you Julie...I appreciate that :)

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

nice capture

28 Jul 2015 11:08am

@Hiro: Thank you Hiro :)

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelles offrandes et iamge quelle vue et captage merveilleux.

28 Jul 2015 1:13pm

@Nicou: Merci beaucoup Nicou :)

Marcel Peltier from Wallonie picarde, Belgium

Priorité aux belles couleurs ! Amicalement.

28 Jul 2015 1:26pm

@Marcel Peltier: Merci Marcel beaucoup :)

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

The sight and the smell must be wonderful Devi

28 Jul 2015 1:27pm

@Doug: It was Doug :)))

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Interesting information about your culture.

28 Jul 2015 1:58pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you very touch B :)

Don - Slackwater from Spokane, United States

The set up for the ritual is complex. I imagine the camphor has some interesting odors.

28 Jul 2015 2:12pm

@Don - Slackwater: Yes it has :)Thank you Don:)

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Loving the history lesson. Great photo

28 Jul 2015 3:01pm

@Bruce: Thank you Bruce...I am happy:)

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb capture of the tradition .

28 Jul 2015 3:54pm

@Mhelene: Thank you Mhelene :)

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I am enjoying each step of this tradition

28 Jul 2015 4:36pm

@Ruthiebear: I appreciate that very much Ruthie :)

Jeff & Pat from Pembroke Dock, ! Wales !, United Kingdom

Enjoying the fascinating story you are telling, but surely they could have lit the camphor with something a little more exciting than a box of matches ?? ;>)

28 Jul 2015 5:54pm

@Jeff & Pat: Come on Jeff!! Did you wish to see a fire stone ? Or a wooden pestle inside a stone to bring out fire ? I would have loved to see it too. When they have some special rituals done with fire, the fire stone is used...but those are rare occasions.

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

very interesting, devi, all these rituals and traditions!! :-))

28 Jul 2015 7:44pm

@curieuzeneuzemosterdpot: Thank you very much Curieuzen :)

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

How can you memorize all the different rituals ---- I love the lonely pink flower in the "Homa kundam" .......
And thanks for the note ---- Kindest regards, Devi - hugs MN

28 Jul 2015 7:52pm

@Shiva: Well...theer are Vedic Schools and every years many young students graduate from here. The learning ranges from five to eight years when they are awarded degrees. These Priests are supposed to master all the chants which they utter for various rituals :)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful! I feel the anticipation building.

28 Jul 2015 8:37pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you Steve :)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A beautiful image! Does everyone sit around this area to take part in the ritual?

29 Jul 2015 1:49am

@Elaine Hancock: We sit around and watch and listen as the Priests chant and perform the rituals. The / smokes emanating from the flames are good for health.

Sam from Chennai, India

Another beautiful divine image. Lovely details of the Homa Kundam. Excellent presentation,
Thank you, Devi. :)

29 Jul 2015 5:01am

@Sam: Thank you very much Sam :)

L'angevine from Angers, France


29 Jul 2015 8:09am

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

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