I am sending this to share varalakshmi vratham with u all. It's little late though.
Very pretty alankaram.
Varalakshmima is happy acceptin g all I think.
Great Work, Vasi Ma'am.... WOnderful Decoration....
Indeed it looks like temple decorations. varalakshmI must be pleased.
I too always used to wonder about the origin of the word gajavastra. I don't think it has anything to do with gaja (measuring unit) or gaja (elephant). I think it may be a corrupt form of another word, probably gejje because the whole thing looks like an anklet after finishing. When done nicely they have the garland look, a very good substitute for flowers when they are not available.
Regards! - mOhana
mOhanaji yes ur discription is realy suits..gejje is in kannada, gajjalu in telugu...so i think it turned gajavastra instead of gajja vasthra??hope i have put it correctly ur views please ...
I was informed by eleders that it substute for VASTHRA(cloth) u agree with me?
ur views welcome...
sorry it is gajjelu in telugu...so the it become gajje become gaja vasthra...
Nice teamwork between mom-in-law and daughter-in-law!
The vastram part reminds me of Angavastram (a wrapper/body cloth for the shoulder/upper part of the body). My understanding is that both gajevastram or angavastram are type of extra accessories that are worn over the basic cloth, and may not be a substitute?
She made one woollen mala for me also. U can see that in my varalakshmi picture too. Anyway thanks for ur comments.
All the decorations including mala (wool) and the pavadai everything done by my motherin law (vasi) by herself.
Oh! I mistook 'gaja' for elephant!
Jaya, gajavasthra is the one made of Panju.. the white pinnal like maalai here. u have seen so many in Malleswaram market no?
The other big malai are artificial paper made one I think.
Vasi madam has done excellent decoration, just like a temple alankaaram.
very nice.as sumathi said,like a temple alankaram.
Great looks, like a temple alankaram
No Radha that looks like a woollen garland... Divine Decoration Vasi...
wow very nice decoration & arrangements .....is it yellow & purple original flowers..?
Btw, Lakshmi, what's Gajavastra?
WOW!! nice decoration...gajavasthra looks nice.next time pl.. show the "BELL" closeup photo.i like that vey much.is the right side of varalakshmi is NITHYA GOWRI??(inside the box)