Saturday, April 30, 2016

Postcards from India

811.  India
Butea Monosperma (Palash) :  Flame of the Forest, commonly known as Palash, Tesu etc. is native to India.  It is a medium-siuzed tree, 20 - 40 feet high.  The flowers are 2.5 cm. long, bright orange-red.   It is said that the tree is a form of Agni Dev, the God of Fire.  It was a punishment given to Him by Goddess Parvati for disturbing her and Lord Shiva's privacy.  The tree has lent its name to the town of Palashi in West Bengal, famous for the historic Battle of Plassey fought here.  The flowers are used to prepare a traditional Holy colour.  It is also used as a dyeing colour for fabric.  India Post has brought out a stamp on this flower.

550.  India
Hello Chris,
Greetings from INDIA!  Hope this card finds you in good health and happiness.  My name is RENU and I'm fromt eh southern state of KERALA in India.  There are 22 officially recognised languages in India and the languag of Kerala is Malayalam.  This is our script: < ... >
Hope you like this card.  have a wonderful day.  Warmest wishes, Renu

469.  Old temple doors in Pushkar, Rajasthan, INDIA
(card from Norway)
Hello!  I have chosen this old door card for you, hope you like it.  This weekend my son turned 21!  He just escaped to Oslo with some friends.  We have had some nice and sunny days now, and I am waiting for my Greek vacation in August.  Thailand is our other preferred vacation land.  All the best!  Inger

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