Har Singar in our national language Hindi.
Pavizhamalli in my mother tongue Malayalam.
This flower and the plant remind me of the ancient Shiva Temple in my native place Cherukattupulam, via Vaniamkulam in Ottapalam Taluk, Kerala. The Deeparadhana, Nedyachoru and Sarkara Payasam bring such good old memories to life. My grandparents, uncles and aunt and the lonely afternoon treasure hunts during summer vacations.
Clicked on Deepavali eve on my Samsung Note II.