26 mai 2013
Turnera ulmifolia / Jamaican butter cup/Yellow AlderTurnera ulmifolia / Butter cup/ White Alder Two easily grown plants in my Mom's garden. These perennial herbs are propagated by seeds or stem cuttings..Grows on well drained soil & sun. Flowers open at sunrise & fold at dusk. They attracts butterflies & bees.
14 avril 2013
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03 juin 2012
Crimson Passion FlowerPassiflora vitifolia ( Crimson Passion flower)
14 avril 2012
04 mars 2012
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple The Attukal Bhagavathy Temple is located 2km from Trivandum - the capital city of Kerala. The main diety is Attukal Bhagavathy / Attukal Amma - an avatar of Kannaki.The colourful gopuram is a blend of Kerala & Tamil architecture. This temple is popularly known as the Sabarimala of Women. The annual festival " Pongala Utsavam" begins on Bharani day of Kumbha masam (feb- march) & lasts for 9 days. The ninth day is the "Pongal Ceremony". The women devotees... [Lire la suite]
28 septembre 2011
Happy Navarathri "Navarathri" means 9 Devine Nights .These are the most auspicious days for Hindus. First three days we worship Goddess Durga. ( Goddess of Power) Next three days we worship Goddess Lakshmi .( Goddess of Wealth & Prosperity) Last three days we worship Goddess Sarawathi .( Goddess of Wisdom) The tenth day is the " Vijaya Dashami" . In Hindu mythology it's said that Goddess Durga killed the demon king "Mahishasura" on that day.
09 septembre 2011
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05 août 2011
Chinese Fishing Nets Fort Kochi Beach lined with Chinese Fishing nets is a major touristic spot of Cochin. The Vasco-da-gama square is crowded with tourists & locals to get the spectacular sight of these nets at sunset.History reveals that Cochin had trade links with China & Arab Countries for more than 2000 years. These Fishing Nets (Cheena Vala) were introduced by Chinese explorer Zheng He in the 14th centuary, during the reign of Kublai Khan.These cantilevered nets are erected on the land. They are made of... [Lire la suite]