When chitri started, mullai arumbu and malli poos are available a lot at Coimbatore.
School vacation starts during those time.
It is a duty to my elder sister to prepare jadai alankaram with the mullai, malli to us girlees.
We girls will eagerly wait for those days, feel proud to wear poo jadai every year.
Immediately photos are taken at the photo studo (No camaras was available at home) by keeping a mirror backside to visible the malar alarangam, by sitting a big cardboard moon.
Nowadays malar jadai alankarams are used only for wedding girl.
That too changed into decorate with jewels and artificial flowers matching the girls dress.
Have a look of my niece at the special day her jadai alankaram.
No flowers are used. Artificial golden flower and rose flowers were used.
So times are changing.
I learnt to prepare jadai alankaram by flowers from my sister on the early age.
Now i tried it out by preparing a Garland with flowers to give to the Devi near my house.
Now the arali malai for Devi Durga.
Then comes the chamanthi malai for Devi muthumariamman.
Not with flowers, i prepared garland with Valayal(glass bangles)also.
This is here.
Friends, you may like to see how will be the Devis wearing and looks gracefully by the stoned haram, flower garland and bangle garland. So here......
Devi astabuja kanaka Durga.
I prey let peace and happy be blessed by these Devis to all .
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