Flower of the Month: Sevanthige/Chrysanthemums
In september, the flower of the month is chrysanthemums or as it’s popularly called in Kannada - ‘Sevanthige’. Chrysanthemums are available in so many different shapes, sizes and colours. Originally they were just small yellow flowers, now they’re available in pink, white, purple, red etc., and they’re also available in varieties such as sprayed, small, globe or ball shaped etc.
Chrysanthemums has many different meanings in many different cultures of the world. Since this flower blossoms in the fall, they signify joy and beauty. For example in China, these flowers are given to the elderly since they signify a long life span and they believe that it brings good luck to their homes, whereas in Belgium and Austria, they’re mainly used for their loved ones during the memorial and usually placed on graves. The Japanese have a day after the chrysanthemum (National Chrysanthemum Day) also called the Festival of Happiness. In japan, chrysanthemums are called “Kiku”.
Just like how these flowers have many different meanings in many different cultures, their many different colours have different symbolism as well. The general significance of chrysanthemums are that they signify happiness, optimism, longevity and fidelity. Red signifies passion and love. Yellow signifies sorrow or neglected love. White signifies honesty and loyalty. Purple signifies well wishes.
As you now know, there are so many varieties of chrysanthemums making them so very diverse. At Rose bazaar we provide chrysanthemums in our puja boxes as assorted flowers and malas or you can get these beautiful diverse flowers in our home decor subscriptions as well. Log onto www.rosebazaar.in to subscribe and get these farm fresh flowers delivered right to your doorstep.
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