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“A picture is worth 10,000 words” – Beautiful flowers for the Aga Khan and his happiness at receiving them during his Diamond Jubilee visits
Compiled and prepared by ABDULMALIK MERCHANT (Editor Barakah, Simerg and Simergphotos)
A colourful post celebrating the Aga Khan’s recent visit to India became extremely popular with readers on this blog. The colours of India are truly vibrant, and as the visit progressed we were particularly delighted by the beauty and variety of flower bouquets that were presented to Mawlana Hazar Imam. In one instance, in a video that we watched, Hazar Imam already had 2 bouquets in his arms, when a 3rd one was about to be presented! Someone then stepped in at the right moment, and gathered the first 2 bouquets!
We searched about the significance of flowers as a welcome gesture in Indian culture, and one website offered the following explanation:
“A flower not only symbolizes freshness but is also a gesture of goodwill. It symbolizes the sweet and enduring memories of the visit between the host and the guest that stay with them for several days. Offering fresh fragrant flowers or flower garlands (malas or haras) is part of welcome. It is a gesture of good will and honour.” — excerpt from legacyofwisdom.blogspot.com.
So enjoy these photos of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, being presented with flowers since the commencement of his Diamond Jubilee, either on his arrival or departure at various locations around the world. Watching photos of children presenting flowers in Uganda, Tanzania, Pakistan and, most recently, Kenya has been a SPECIAL joy!
FLOWERS FOR MAWLANA HAZAR IMAM
REFLECTION AS MAWLANA HAZAR IMAM GRACES JAMATS WORLD WIDE WITH DIDAR AND FARMANS
Sami ke gale me haar hai, heera manek jaddi ya, Jis re bhave tan ku dete hai, Saheb hai dil daariya…(ginan)
The beloved has a necklace of diamonds and pearls, He showers these on whosoever he chooses The beloved’s generosity knows no bounds.
Date posted: March 18, 2018. Last updated: April 12, 2018 (Kenya arrival)
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