Exploring the depths of Hibiscus flower

Hibiscus flowers at home

As the hibiscus flowers started appearing, the sheer brightness of their colour changed the character of the balcony. The balcony has other colourful flowers as well such as rose. However, when the hibiscus bloomed, everything else went pale in comparison. These are large, showy flowers, also known as rose mallow.

Hibiscus flowers at home
Hibiscus flowers at home

I found some interesting information about Hibiscus flowers in Wikipedia.  here it is :

Hibiscus flowers – Symbolism and culture

The red hibiscus is the flower of the Hindu goddess Kali. It appears frequently in depictions of her in the art of Bengal, often with the goddess and the flower merging in form. The hibiscus is used as an offering to goddess Kali and Lord Ganesha.

Hibiscus flower at home - 1
Hibiscus flower at home – 1

The hibiscus flower is traditionally worn by Tahitian and Hawaiian girls. If the flower is worn behind the left ear, the woman is married or has a boyfriend. If the flower is worn on the right, she is single or openly available for a relationship. The yellow hibiscus is Hawaii’s state flower.

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie named her first novel Purple Hibiscus after the delicate flower.

As a national and state symbol

Exploring the depths of Hibiscus flower
Exploring the depths of Hibiscus flower

The hibiscus is a national symbol of Haiti, and the national flower of nations including the Solomon Islands and Niue. Hibiscus syriacus is the national flower of South Korea, whereas Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is the national flower of Malaysia. Hibiscus brackenridgei is the state flower of Hawaii.

Milind Vishwas Sathe is the founder of Art India Foundation, a non profit organisation, which runs "Khula Aasmaan" as its flagship project. Khula Aasmaan is a platform for creative expression by children. Khula Aasmaan is free. Milind also runs Indiaart Gallery, the art portal www.indiaart.com and New Media Ventures which is a consulting firm in the area of digital strategy. He is an avid photographer and a blogger. His active interests include travel, photography, cycling, history, media and social transformation projects.

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