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Installation of Flag Post 8

Posted by
Devi (Chennai, India) on 23 May 2017 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Just before lowering the Copper sheet and the Post, the Nine Gems
( Diamonds, Pearls, Corals, Yellow Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Emerald, Ruby, Hessonite and Cat's Eye are dropped inside, placed on the Betel Leaf( the leaf is used in all our rituals, as we consider it holy and has many medical properties). I know, the gems are not gleaming !!! Poor shot with the sun coming down on the leaf !!

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

The picture tells more than a thousand words and caption completes.

23 May 2017 5:42am

@Jypyä Pop: Thank you Jypya Wish I had a clearer shot:)

Oiva from Turku, Finland

A great story and picture tells a lot more than words. I like this series a lot :-)))) Haleja.

Happy day my good friend Devi.

23 May 2017 6:30am

@Oiva: Thank you very much Oiva:) Have a nice day too:)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Such devotion to the task . .

23 May 2017 7:32am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you Ronnie Temple Architecture follows a lot of rules!

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Très compliqué finalement !... )

23 May 2017 8:27am

@tataray: Merci beaucoup tataray :)

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

This has turned into a very complex story, but I'm happy to be learning whilst viewing.

23 May 2017 8:29am

@Curly: :)) Everything abour our Temple Architecture are complex Curly. I am happy you have the patience to see this :)

Shaun from Thorton, United States

This is a great series, and learning all about this is wonderful.

23 May 2017 9:04am

@Shaun: Thank you Shaun :))

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Your painstaking coverage is excellent

23 May 2017 10:07am

@grouser: Thank you very much grouser :)))

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle prise !!

23 May 2017 10:41am

@Martine Libouton: Merci beaucoup Martine :))

Nelida De La Fuente from Tres Arroyos, Argentina

Emocionante ver tanta devoción de fe y dedicación de fuertes sentimientos.
Genial vista espiritual... Buenos y felices días.

23 May 2017 11:05am

@Nelida De La Fuente: Merci beaucoup Nelida:)

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

another interesting image and information :))

23 May 2017 11:10am

@Nina: Thank you Nina :)

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

very nice report !

23 May 2017 11:20am

@Hiro: Thank you Hiro :)

Wayra from Roma, Italy

Particular shot. Well done.

23 May 2017 1:34pm

@Wayra: Thank you Wayra :)

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Nice detail shot.

23 May 2017 2:41pm

@Willem: Thank you Willem :)

Sam from Chennai, India

Another interesting information in this detailed study. Good.
Thank you Devi. :)

23 May 2017 3:14pm

@Sam: Thank you very much Sam :)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Interesting series.

23 May 2017 3:42pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you B :))

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very interesting .

23 May 2017 3:52pm

@Mhelene: Thank you Mhelene:)

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel main et cette fueille et la belle montre sueprbe.

23 May 2017 4:18pm

@Nicou: Merci beaucoup Nicou mon ami :)

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States


23 May 2017 5:34pm

@Ruthiebear: Thank you Ruthie...Right from the moment, when the tree is cut in the forest and brought is a loooooooooooooooong process!

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great documentary shot and account of what is taking place!! Thanks for the background information!

23 May 2017 6:19pm

@Steven: Thank you Steven :) I do appreciate:)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Interesting. I hadn't thought about betel leaves since my days in Vietnam where lots of rural folks chewed the leaves and had their teeth blackened by the practice.

23 May 2017 6:24pm

@Steve Rice: That's nice Steve. So you know about betel leaves. When a woman gives birth to a baby here. she is suposed to eat at east twenty of these...for a few weeks after lunch. These leaves are rich in calcium and have medicinal properties. But many get addicted to it and have their teeth coloured!!!

omid from mashhad, Iran


23 May 2017 7:01pm

@omid: Thank you Omid :)

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A beautiful story that continues to amaze me!

23 May 2017 7:18pm

@Adela Fonts: Thank you Adela...i am happy:)

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is such an intricate ceremony. I like that everything has a purpose and a meaning.

24 May 2017 12:24am

@Elaine Hancock: Yes Elaine...that is the beauty of the rituals !

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is an amazing ceremony.

24 May 2017 1:32am

@Michael Rawluk: Thank you Michael :)

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

performing the solemn ritual

24 May 2017 1:44am

@Harry: Yes...thanks Harry :)

farNaaz50 from Gorgan, Iran

Lovely information and I love many of that gems ..

24 May 2017 7:09am

@farNaaz50: I love too farNaaz:))

L'Angevine from Angers, France


24 May 2017 1:51pm

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

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