Weddings are a Celebration of Life and when Inspired by Nature they transform and become Enchanting.
India is Home to lively Parakeets which can be heard and seen across the country from the Himalayas to the Indian Ocean.
Do read A BIT OF CUBA IN INDIA to know about the beautiful bush in the background in the picture below.
The Indian rose-ringed Parakeets ( English), Totta ( Hindi) , Psittacula krameri manillensis( Scientific Name) ) are Perched on rings of AUSPICIOUS MARIGOLDS ( do read the Blog by the same Title) in a fascinating and colourful Wedding I attended in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
Splendidly Inspired by Nature is this Lovely Lady who was happy to pose for the Cameraman. Do not miss the little Birdie on the Top Left.
Noteworthy are the Images of Squirrels ( do check out THE ENCHANTING THIEF) on her colourful dress.
Larger than Life Parakeets swing from the endemic Indian Lilac ( English), Neem ( Hindi), Azadirichta indica ( Scientific Name) trees and form the Foreground to Lovely Yellow Trumpet Flowers. ( more about them later)
Parrots ( as they are commonly though incorrectly called) are considered extremely auspicious for Weddings and underline the deep sense of thought and symbolism in Hindu Mythology.
As per Hindu Mythology The Divine Parrot , Suka, is the vehicle of none other than Kamadev ( The God of Love).
Indeed appropriate for a Wedding as without the God Of Love what is the meaning of the Wedding and without Suka how will the God of Love arrive ?
Enchanting is it not , to see Parakeets Bloom in a BIG FAT INDIAN WEDDING.