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Gift of Autumn | by asis k. chatt
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Gift of Autumn

Called SHIULI or SHEFALI, this fragrant beautiful nocturnal white flower with saffron stalk is the hallmark of Autumn in Bengal. Hundreds of these small flowers drop down from the branches onto the grass below in the morning, presenting a celestial scene. Incidentally, this flower is used in the greatest festival in Bengal, Durga Puja.

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Taken on October 19, 2007