Kaash flowers- Bengal (more pix)

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Shantanu Bhattacharya

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22-Sep-2010, 3:02:30 pm22/09/10
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Hi
sharing two more pics of Kaash flowers (Saccharum spontaneum)  that bloom in Bengal in autunm....and its blooming time coincides with the Durga Puja- the main festival of Bengalis.
 
pic taken at Narendrapur near Kolkata.
 
regards
Shantanu :)
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Gurcharan Singh

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22-Sep-2010, 3:05:36 pm22/09/10
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Interesting it is flowering here in California also


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Shantanu Bhattacharya

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22-Sep-2010, 3:09:50 pm22/09/10
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Thats really nice....
the beauty of the vast fields when they turn white with Kaash flowers is something to be admired
 
Shantanu : )

 

Pankaj Oudhia

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22-Sep-2010, 3:16:19 pm22/09/10
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Valuable herb for Traditional Healers but headache for farmers due to its deep roots. I remember the college days when our weed science professor informed that in fifties massive efforts have been done to eradicate this weed in North India.

Once established it is hard to uproot. In my state Panicles are used in Khamharchhat (Hal Shasthi) Pooja.

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Pankaj Oudhia

Shantanu

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23-Sep-2010, 12:44:34 pm23/09/10
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Hi Pankaj ji..
Interesting informations on Saccharum spontaneum....
but in my state, these flowers are not cut becoz by this time, paddy
cultivation is almost over...
here in Bengal, for ages this flower has been associated with the
Durga Puja,...and there is also the mention of this flower in many
Bengali poems and novels.
and many of us have also seen the vast fields adorned with Kaash
flowers in the famous Satyajit Ray's oscar winning film Pathher
Panchhali.
that scene where Durga is running with her brother Apu, across the
endless Kaash fields to see the steam-engine, still remians etched in
my mind.

i feel so nostalgic.

regards
Shantanu : )

On Sep 23, 12:16 am, Pankaj Oudhia <pankajoud...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Valuable herb for Traditional Healers but headache for farmers due to its
> deep roots. I remember the college days when our weed science professor
> informed that in fifties massive efforts have been done to eradicate this
> weed in North India.
>
> Once established it is hard to uproot. In my state Panicles are used in
> Khamharchhat (Hal Shasthi) Pooja.
>
> regards
>
> Pankaj Oudhia
>
> On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 12:39 AM, Shantanu Bhattacharya
> <shnt...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>
>
> > Thats really nice....
> > the beauty of the vast fields when they turn white with Kaash flowers is
> > something to be admired
>
> > Shantanu : )
>
> > On 9/23/10, Gurcharan Singh <singh...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >> Interesting it is flowering here in California also
>
> >> --
> >> Dr. Gurcharan Singh
> >> Retired  Associate Professor
> >> SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
> >> Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
> >> Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
> >>http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/<http://people.du.ac.in/%7Esinghg45/>
>
> >> On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 12:02 PM, Shantanu Bhattacharya <
> >> shnt...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >>> Hi
> >>> sharing two more pics of Kaash flowers (Saccharum spontaneum)  that bloom
> >>> in Bengal in autunm....and its blooming time coincides with the Durga Puja-
> >>> the main festival of Bengalis.
>
> >>> pic taken at Narendrapur near Kolkata.
>
> >>> regards
> >>> Shantanu :)- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -
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