A Green Heart of Gold

By: Kamakshi

Jun 03 2011

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Category: Nature


Focal Length:34mm
Shutter:1/200 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 550D

This is a leaf of (and still on) the Aapta tree. I have never really seen a thriving and green one yet, as it is a Maharashtrian tradition of exchanging its dry leaves (they call it “Sona” or golden leaves) as symbol of gold to wish loved ones prosperity and fortune on the Vijay Dashmi or Dushera day. The festivities are reserved to the 10th day of Navratri, where we celebrate the triumph of good over evil. It’s a very beautiful tradition, it gives you an opportunity to get rid of malice and wish well for some one you truly cherish.


3 comments on “A Green Heart of Gold”

  1. Very interesting leaf, and any celebration of good over evil is a wonderful tradition.

  2. […] Aapta tree that I first talked about a few months back, usually blooms in its full glory once in two months. […]

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