Saturday, September 18, 2010

Weekend Reflections- Floating Rangoli

It is usual in South Indian homes to have a bowl full of water with flowers floating in it , kept at the hallway near the entrance. It denotes welcome and cheer.
This is a floating rangoli in my frog pond .

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13 comments:

  1. Delightful reflections and marvelous captures as always! Have a lovely weekend! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  2. Such a wonderful idea ... yours looks lovely! How on earth do you place the rangoli on the water lily leaves?

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  3. I didn't know that you could do a rangoli on the water lily leaf :-D It's a pleasant surprise for me this morning. And that bowl of water with flowers... is pretty!

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  4. Very innovative, the rangoli on the lotus leaf.

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  5. I like this flower tradition very much. I, too, often float blooms in water - I like melding the two elements, one supporting the other.

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  6. Sylvia and J Bar: Thanks for your comments.
    Bernie, I used some small berries and flowers for the Rangoli.
    Stephanie, any natural thing can be used to make a rangoli picture.Floating rangolis are made in Kerala on special occasions.
    College Gardener, Radha : Thanks for taking time to leave a comment.
    Barb, I hope you will show us your flower picture some day.

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  7. Floating flowers are beautiful! What a great idea :D

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  8. Thank you for sharing these beautiful shots with us. Very nice reflections!

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  9. I like the Rangoli customs. The floating flowers as welcome are very pretty. I think I will copy it for a centre piece for the dinner table.

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