Cannonball flowers

Cannonball Flowers

An offering to Lord Shiva

This is called the cannonball flower, found mainly in the Amazon and in tropical climates such as India.

It is believed that the hindu God, Love Shiva loves these flowers. When I was in India in 2014 I took this picture of fresh flowers which were being offered to him-Lord Shiva-as an offering during puja otherwise know as worship or prayer.

Shiva is the cosmic dancer representing destruction, and in all destructions comes the restorations, He is the cosmic fire that destroys and in that destructionΒ come renewal of all things. Β Like a volcano that erupts, initially it may seem as destruction but over time the soil bears rich fertile soil for all growth,

I hope you enjoy to beauty of this quite rare flower, just as Lord Shiva does.

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80 thoughts on “Cannonball Flowers

  1. So beautiful. I have never seen anything like it.

  2. It is so beautiful with amazing colors.

  3. The flowers are quite stunning.
    Hugs

  4. Thanks for sharing. I’ve never seen a cannonbal flower before. Absolute amazing, both the flower and the photo.

  5. I have no words to describe how I appreciate the beauty of this cannonball flower. Shiva has indeed blessed this flower…

  6. Reblogged this on Photo ni Ompong and commented:
    You will be speechless by such a sight..!

  7. Most Beautiful πŸ™‚

  8. Reblogged this on Chouett and commented:
    What a little beauty! Has to be shared 😊

  9. absolutely floored.

  10. Those flowers leave me almost speechless – stunning. πŸ™‚

  11. Stunning- both the photo and the flower!

  12. Indeed so beautiful and unique!!

  13. Exotic! So beautiful!

  14. Beautiful Shot.

  15. Oh, yes! I love the name–Cannonball flower. Looks like it just burst open.

  16. These are beautiful. I’ve never seen anything like them. Thanks.

  17. Absolutely stunning photo and the words match it perfectly.

  18. wow…amazing colours and textures captured beautifully πŸ™‚

  19. dazzling and beautiful!!

  20. WOW! Beautiful unique flower! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

  21. This is lovely! It makes me think of the Chinese flower tea on which you pour water to make it blossom in your cup!
    I wanted to vote for your photo but did not find the rating stars 😦 I must have been blinded by the beautiful colors of your flower!

  22. I’ve never seen anything like these – very cool!

  23. Spectacular! πŸ™‚

  24. As the most-honored Hindu God, Shiva definitely likes this! πŸ˜€

  25. leticialullabies on said:

    simply lovely.

  26. This flower also known as”Naga lingam” where nagam means cobra (snake) and Lingam means another form of Lord Siva. If you look at flower closely one petal of the fleet shaped and curved like a snake covering the central part of flower which looks like linga hence the name nagalingam. Well this may be a feature of the flower to make certain that is fertilsed.

  27. those colors!!!

  28. Wow for the bloom and whose hands are those? Very interesting lines…

    • Those hands were one of the people I met in India. He actually gave me an insight into something I never knew. Thanks for stopping by and adding your comments to complete the post.

  29. I’ve never seen anything quite like this flower! It’s kind of shocking in its beauty… well done.

  30. It’s so hopeful how these flowers erupt with so much inside them. Lord Shiva sounds like a hero who does not leave us empty handed in spite of the volcano. I guess change is good but we don’t always know that when things erupt. Magical flowers.

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