The camphor which has been lit, will be slid into this Homa kundam in which some herbal / medicinal twigs will be placed.
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.
28 Jul 2015 5:45am
@PATRICK: Thank you PATRICK :)
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.
Une très belle série. ))
28 Jul 2015 6:24am
@tataray: Merci beaucoup tataray :)
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:)
such beautiful frame, colors, lights & details!
28 Jul 2015 7:50am
@omid: Thank you very much Omid :)
28 Jul 2015 9:07am
@Martine Libouton: Merci beaucoup Martine :)
a nicely composed frame for this picture story
28 Jul 2015 9:14am
@grouser: Thank you grouser :)
A detailed and richly colourful documentary series!
28 Jul 2015 10:08am
@Stephen: Thank you Stephen :)
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
Well said by Adela.
28 Jul 2015 10:57am
@Julie L. Brown, Photobirder: Thank you Julie...I appreciate that :)
28 Jul 2015 11:08am
@Hiro: Thank you Hiro :)
Quelles offrandes et iamge quelle vue et captage merveilleux.
28 Jul 2015 1:13pm
@Nicou: Merci beaucoup Nicou :)
Priorité aux belles couleurs ! Amicalement.
28 Jul 2015 1:26pm
@Marcel Peltier: Merci Marcel beaucoup :)
The sight and the smell must be wonderful Devi
28 Jul 2015 1:27pm
@Doug: It was Doug :)))
Interesting information about your culture.
28 Jul 2015 1:58pm
@B. Thomas: Thank you very touch B :)
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:)
Loving the history lesson. Great photo
28 Jul 2015 3:01pm
@Bruce: Thank you Bruce...I am happy:)
Superb capture of the tradition .
28 Jul 2015 3:54pm
@Mhelene: Thank you Mhelene :)
I am enjoying each step of this tradition
28 Jul 2015 4:36pm
@Ruthiebear: I appreciate that very much Ruthie :)
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.
very interesting, devi, all these rituals and traditions!! :-))
28 Jul 2015 7:44pm
@curieuzeneuzemosterdpot: Thank you very much Curieuzen :)
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 :)
Beautiful! I feel the anticipation building.
28 Jul 2015 8:37pm
@Steve Rice: Thank you Steve :)
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.
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 :)
29 Jul 2015 8:09am
@L'angevine: Merci beaucoup L'Angevine :)
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