Flowers & Tulasi

Wish you all a very Happy Shravana Masa and a wonderful and Joyous festive season. It has been raining non-stop for the past few days, and it also has been raining lots of Jasmine, Kanakambara and Tualsi at my place.

I just offer flowers and tulasi as is on week days, and try to make garlands on weekends and if possible on Thursdays. Today being Bheemana Amavasya I decided to spend some of my time and make three garlands –  Jasmine and Tulasi for our Beloved Rayaru, Jasmine and Kanakambara for Goddess Lakshmi, and Just Jasmine for Lord Srinivasa or Venkateshawara. In spite of these three garlands there was still lots of flowers left which I offered as is.

Take a look at the amazing flowers and tulasi. All grown in our house.

 

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13 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Ratna Hanumantha Rao on July 24, 2017 at 1:20 am

    Ma’am, your contents are extremely useful. Inspite of your busy schedule you are giving a good insipiration of about Pooja vedhi veedhana . Extremely thankful . Can you post a few blogs for seemantha and thotlu padathi . Also for bananthi and child care according to Madhwa sampradaya . These occasions are to be conducted in US . So kindly post at your leisure ma’am.

    Hare Rama Hare Krishna.

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  2. You have made super garland to decorate our Guru, Lakshmi and Sri Venketeswara.
    It looks so beautiful. Our Guru and all will bless you for making and decorating themselves and he will also bless us since you have made an opportunity to see that.

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  3. Very nice.

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  4. Posted by Swetha G.M. on July 24, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Wow! Such a beautiful sight. I am sure the supreme Lord, the kind Goddess and our beloved Guru Rayaru were very happy with u
    your unconditional devotion. It reminds me of a Devara Naama by Purandara Dasaru ‘Hoova taruvara manege hulla taruva. Avva lakumi ramana ivagilla garuva ‘😊,

    Did you get seeds for these plants in the US itself? Could I ask how you take care of these plants in the winter? Thanks a lot for posting these lovely pictures.

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    • Posted by meeraghu on July 24, 2017 at 11:43 am

      Thanks, Swetha. Yes, everything is from USA. We bring the plants inside during winter, including jasmine, trim them to the bare minimum and keep them dormant. Take out all seeds from Tulasi and store it, and plant them every year.

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      • Posted by Swetha G.M. on July 26, 2017 at 9:00 pm

        Thanks a lot for the tips ,Ma’am. We live in Minnesota 😬. So hope our plants survive the winter.

        So we should harvest existing leaves from Tulasi plant and take out the seeds and store them?

      • Posted by meeraghu on July 27, 2017 at 7:51 am

        Yes, remove the seeds and store as soon as they dry.

  5. Posted by sreenivas on July 25, 2017 at 1:01 am

    thank you,nice.,,

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  6. Posted by Chandrika on July 25, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    It is very nice and beautiful!

    Feel very joyous after looking at the garlands!

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