Thursday, September 15, 2011

madurai malligai...

From aqua blues of the Andamans to fragrant 'mogras' of Madurai. Pardon me if I keep oscillating between a couple of destinations that we travelled to while away from my blog.

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Madurai is famous for it's big, fragrant variety of 'Malligai' or Mogra

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Fragrant 'Malligai' on well-oiled hair is a common sight in southern India and especially in Madurai

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Adorn and sell.

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The 'Malligai' buds being woven into a neat garland.

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Freshly woven garlands wait for customers in the evening.

~Thomas Moore

9 comments:

Maya said...

Absolutely gorgeous! ♥

Geetha said...

They are the best! Esp. Near the Meenakshi temple. The photos are awesome!

Kala said...

Mmmmm...I can almost smell the malli poo:):) Great photos!

Arch at Rang said...

Thank you ladies:-)

sugirtha said...

Nice clicks :)

Anonymous said...

i can smell the fragrance here in california. good post

eve's lungs said...

I can smell the flowers - the pictures are so beautiful

Pia R. said...

Great photos... Miss mallikai and tamil nadu :-) Thank you for sharring these wonderful photos

Anonymous said...

Yes it is truly a God sent, especially for the ladies from South India. To seduce their men :-D