Madurai is famous for it's big, fragrant variety of 'Malligai' or Mogra
Fragrant 'Malligai' on well-oiled hair is a common sight in southern India and especially in Madurai
Adorn and sell.
The 'Malligai' buds being woven into a neat garland.
Freshly woven garlands wait for customers in the evening.
“Plants that wake when others sleep. Timid jasmine buds that keep their fragrance to themselves all day, but when the sunlight dies away let the delicious secret out to every breeze that roams about.”