Marigolds and Memories

 Good Morning ! WordPress family.  So sharing my picture which I took yesterday 16th of May’17. Its not just a picture but the play of memories I had with it. So a short poem added to the picture. Enjoy😇😀. I know I look not so beautiful😂 but its the golden flowers…..

When it is the Marigolds

All I can think of , is their delicate festoon 

Garlanding each door and every windows

That fusion of their distinctive sweet-pungent fragrance ,

Blended with pure potent odour of the cow-dung,

Senses still melting with the subtle aroma of ‛ kera -ko-patta’

That intense smell from incense swiftly explodes 

Together with the slow soft smoke from a hundred and one Diyas

Flickering and fusing into the delicious evening air

With them is possible the ‛darkness visible’ 

While spreading warmth in the still cold autumn hours.

That “Aausi ko Raata”

Bhailini ,Bhailey Ram, and Dewsi ko ‘Jilimili’

Flow of Songs and Rhythms,

Madals mixed with the melody of guitars and dance.

Children, adults all sprinkling verbal blessings,

visiting every home near or far.

Selrotis and Dakshinas 

warming both palates and palms…

They are the rich sun-kissed marigolds

 Stirring those precipitated memories and emotions

Rekindling – faith and paralyzed hopes… 


Prinking fingers after plucking and weaving them into Garlands in a row-

Crows,dogs,cows,houses and dear brothers

Without forgetting a ‘lota’ or a ‘gagri’

Beside the portrait of the wealth -showering Laxmi mata- 

generous and impartial in blessing each home.

But I could hear someone uttering the line,

“Will She visit our home this time”?….

So after being an expert tailor

I tend to forget keeping one for myself

So missing our Dear Tihar

Here am I with moments and memories that stays behind

In the college campus, 

Crowning myself while cliking this odd picture.

😇😇😇😇😇😀😀 #dussehra #deepawali #marigolds #flowers 

 **kera -ko-patta – banana leaves; Aausi ko rata – new moon night; Bhailini/ bhailoram /Dewsey-Bhailo and Deusi Re are traditional songs that are sung during the festival of light .Dipavali and also called “Tihar. [1] Children and teenagers[2] sing the songs and dance as they go to various homes in their community, collecting money, sweets, food and giving blessings for prosperity. Bhailo is generally sung by girls, while Deusi is sung by boys. At the end of these songs, the woman of the house serve food and give money to these deusi/bhailo singers and dancers. In return, the Deusi/Bhailo team gives blessings for high income and prosperity. ; Selrotis-roundel made of rice flour and sugar). 

Lota or Kalash is a metal (brass, copper, silver or gold) pot with a large base and small mouth, large enough to hold a coconut. Sometimes “Kalasha” also refers to such a pot filled with water and topped with a coronet of mango leaves and a coconut. This combination is often used in Hindu rituals

Gagri or Gagar is a metal pitcher used to store water in earlier.

Diyas or diyo is an oil lamp used in India and Nepal, usually made from clay, with a cotton wick dipped in ghee or vegetable oils.



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