Saturday, May 28, 2011
Long winged Plant hopper
A Water Drops Macro Taken with Tamron 90mm
A sunset Image from Calicut, Kerala.
A Damsel Fly.....
A Table Top
Image turned upside down to see the doll.A vertical crop.
Glycerine drops on a Small white bud.
Colorful Dragon Fly
Water Drops on a Hibiscus Stigma.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
The most important event in Vishu is the Vishukkani, which literally means The first thing to be seen on the Vishu day post waking up". The Vishukkani consist of a ritual arrangement of auspicious articles like raw rice, fresh lemon, golden cucumber, betel leaves, arecanut, metal mirror, the yellow flowers konna (Cassia fistula), and a holy text and coins, in a bell metal vessel called uruli in the puja room of the House. A lighted bell metal lamp called nilavilakku is also placed alongside. This arrangement is completed the previous night. On the day of Vishu, the custom is to wake up at dawn and go to the puja room with the eyes closed so that the Vishukkani is the first sight of the new season. Since the occasion marks the beginning of Malayalam New Year, it is also considered auspicious to read verses from Hindu Holy book Ramayanam after seeing the "Vishukkani". It is also believed that the page of the Ramayanam to which you open up will have a bearing on your life in the coming year. Devotees also throng the well-known temples like Sabarimala Ayyappan Temple, Guruvayur Sree Krishna temple to have a "Vishukkani Kazhcha" on the early hours of "Vishu" day.