INDIAN FLOWERS photographed by Sara Ghazi-Tabatabai
Flowers, flowers, flowers …
You cannot imagine India without flowers and flower garlands.
Flower garlands in India are symbol of spirituality, marriage and honour.
One usage of flower garlands is worship.
Then flower garlands are a symbol of respect.
In India the garlands are often used in temples to honour and embellish their deities.
Despite the fact that any flower can be used to worship any God it is often believed that every god has his or her own favorite flower.
In India flower garlands are also used to welcome visitors and guests.
Indian guests of honour get flower garlands and are considered in the same way as the indians treat the hindu gods.
In fact with the flower garlands the indians want the people feel comfortable and happy.
They want them to smile being in India.
Discover the reportage about the other indian flowers, the indian worker women who actually make and sell them below.