Bayalli Bramhanda (In Krishna's Mouth)
This video observes the 'Hoovina Pallaki Habba' or flower chariot festival in Bangalore. The festival brings to prominence the profusion of flowers in the continuation of a local, perhaps village festival that stretches back over a century, if not more. In entering the Hindu domain we gradually became aware of the centrality of flowers in both sacred and secular Hindu spaces; flowers are cut, plucked, sliced, tied, strung, stitched and pasted, to clad gods, to decorate them and the pallakkis (which are actually floats) in which they are mounted as they take part in a day-night procession.
by Prof. M.N. Panini, Smriti Mehra