A Photo A week Challenge : White

White to me, will always signify purity, simplicity and peace.

Unfortunately in Hindu Culture, white is inauspicious and signifies sadness. It prescribed this color only for Widows and widows wore only this color day in and day out, whatever may be their  preference, age or wish. There was no choice.Things have thankfully changed now.

In Kerala a part of South India, we also wear a special kind of a saree called Kerala saree which is not strictly white but off white. We wear it for all traditional occasions. In the picture I am wearing it on a Festival called Onam.

The stairs in our house is colored white.

And I love white clouds. So  I am starting with them.

Heavenly Clouds
Heavenly Clouds
In Traditional White  with my  Flower Carpet
In Traditional White
with my Flower Carpet
White Descent
White Descent


12 thoughts on “A Photo A week Challenge : White

  1. Sam Rappaz December 8, 2014 / 10:16 pm

    Lovely pics Aruna 🙂 I didn’t know you are from Kerala. It’s such a beautiful place.

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  2. Karthik December 10, 2014 / 8:05 am

    Hey! I didn’t know you were from Kerala too! Nice blog! Yes, I’m from Kerala too.


  3. Zambian Lady December 15, 2014 / 12:42 am

    Those are some nice photos especially the fluffy clouds. I read a bit about the anom festival and it is interesting – I find long standing traditional events fascinating.

    It is interesting how different things, colors in this instance, mean different things to different people. I always thought white signified purity until my mother asked me one time whether there had been a death in a certain family. She was asking because she had seen some members of that family wearing white outfits. Apparently in that culture, it meant a death had occurred. Well, she was right. One of the daughters had lost a child.


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