indian subcontinent SAIJIKI - summer: grishma

Updated: Sep 21, 2021

early summer - April

mid summer - May

late summer - June

 


seasons: ritu


heat wave, heatstroke

burning

smouldering

short night

strong, dusty, gusty wind

hot and dry wind

low humidity

high temperature




 

heavens: akaash


summer moon

evening lull

mid summer darkness



 

earth: prithvi

shade of a tree

shrinking ponds

cracked earth

dry well

still rivulet

drought


 

humanity: manushyata

moravla (gooseberry relish)

kokum sherbat

cradle songs

thin clothes

cotton saris

long queue for drinking water

mango pickle

mango papad

mango chutney

chilled buttermilk (low fat, diluted, spicy)

pulling of golden chariot (Tamilnadu)

cleaning wells

repairing houses

flower shows (Yercaud, Sikkim)

visit to beach



 

observances: utsava


vishu (Kerala) Tamil New Year (Tamilnadu)

baisakhi (Punjab)

gangaur (Jaipur, Rajasthan)

chithirai festival (Madurai meenakshi, Tamilnadu)

moatsu festival (Nagaland)

ooty flower festival

mount abu summer festival (Nakki lake)

Yercaud festival

Sikkim festival



 

animals & birds: pashu & pakshi


lizard spiders



 

plants: paudhe

mangoes

mint leaves

pumpkin

bottle gourd

snake gourd

ash gourd



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