The above image is a garland of two flowers together-Jasmine & a Firecracker.
Firecracker(Crossandra) is known by the name Kanakambaram in South India.
These flowers are used to adorn the hairdo in the South Indian States.
These flowers are popular in bridal hairstyles.
Women wearing flowers on hair is a common sight in India especially South India
Why the Indian women, especially those from South India wear the flowers on their hair without fail, every day?
Every morning, the women religiously put on the flower strands on their heads after a bath.
These flower strands make the women look beautiful (Indians feel that way, and I am not sure, how the westerners feel about wearing a flower on the hair).
Flowers are a symbol of love, good luck, happiness, and prosperity.
In an Indian household, a girl is supposed to wear flowers on her hair because it brings happiness to the family and prosperity to all the members.
Wearing flowers on the hair is the symbol that Goddess Lakshmi (Goddess of Wealth) is residing in the house and that wealth will never leave the house.
Jasmine, Rose, and Hibiscus are common, jasmine being the favourite.
How the garland is made? Check this clip.
You can check my other posts HERE
Image by © PTP-2021 All Rights Reserved
This post is part of Cee Neuner’s Flower Of The Day– photo challenge