Goddess of the Garden ~ Kanakambaram

Kanakambaram ~ the sacred saffron!
Kanakambaram ~ Divinity in simplicity!


  • By Nishi, August 14, 2011 @ 4:49 pm

    The Kamakambaram looks so beautiful. Very well captured :)

  • By Hari Chandana, August 14, 2011 @ 11:02 pm

    Beautiful shot :)

  • By Narayan, August 15, 2011 @ 5:55 am

    This is a beautiful shot… Also known as Aaboli in Mumbai…

    This is also a flower that is favoured by Lord Krishna … (among many others…)

    Talking of Lord Krishna – here is a story of another favourite of Lord Krishna – the Manjadikuru, Coral Seeds

  • By aarthi, August 15, 2011 @ 10:08 am

    super like!

  • By raji, August 15, 2011 @ 10:45 am

    What is the English name ? Did you buy the plant in the US ?

  • By Mahes, August 15, 2011 @ 11:14 am

    @Raji – It’s available in Home Depot, Lowes and other garden centers.

  • By Kay, August 18, 2011 @ 1:28 pm

    Beautiful flower. Takes me home looking at it..

  • By Ashwini, August 22, 2011 @ 12:41 pm

    Asusual..well captured!!

  • By Jyothi, August 28, 2011 @ 1:08 pm

    Indira,where did u buy the Kanakambaram.@mahes,u said homedepot,lowes.can u tell me what it’s called here by its English name.I would really like to grow this in my garden.
    Thank you.And Indira,I love your website.I rely on it a lot for a lot of my south Indian recipes,esp.the Panduga foods.
    Keep up the good work.

  • By Sushma, August 29, 2011 @ 6:45 pm

    It’s called a firecracker flower in English

  • By vijee, September 6, 2011 @ 5:34 am

    nice photograph

  • By Pragati, September 21, 2011 @ 12:03 pm

    Wow Vijaya Garu…. well captured. I have been searching for this plant, but couldnot get it. Once I found in Kroger, but was in a hurry. thought I will come and pick it later.
    Could never found after that.

  • By Sara, September 22, 2011 @ 12:07 pm

    Hi Indira,

    Love your garden flower pictures. If you don’t mind, can you write a blog about gardening tips for beginners. How to care for your garden? What does it involve? How do you fertilize it? Any problems you have come across, etc. It would be very helpful.


  • By Versa Kay, October 30, 2011 @ 6:25 am

    I chanced upon your blog, while searching for Botanical names for some of the beautiful flowers I have come across. Your photographs of the festivals and those of the flowers are a delight to behold. I particularly liked the kanakambarams. Ihave quite a few of these plants in pots on my terrace which bloomp profusely. Time I put a few photos of them on my blog or flickr stream.

  • By Radhika, November 15, 2011 @ 10:26 pm

    Hi Indiara,
    Your blog is so nice…..I love gardening. I live in Dallas. Even though i live in an apartment, iam able to grow some plants like Jasmine. curry leaves palnt, karpoora valli etc. After i saw your blog i wanted to grow Kanakambaram and maruvam plants too. Some people are saying that we will get these plants in Lowes and Home depot. Do we get these plants in seeds or in plants? Can you please let me know. Appreciate your response.

  • By Nagalakshmi, November 28, 2011 @ 12:48 am

    Beautiful picture. Reminds me of my childhood days when we used to buy yard long lengths of garland made from this fragrant flower. You have a wonderful and informative site and what an amazing garden. I do balcony gardening :( (too less a space) and was able to grow tomatoes and bell peppers this year. Chanced upon your site while browsing for nutrition information. Do check out my blog too chamayal.blogspot.com

  • By Udaya, July 18, 2012 @ 11:36 am

    Beautiful color of firecracker flower.Its remember Ramakrishna Mission swami’s dress color .very nice picture

  • By Padma.Marella, August 26, 2013 @ 12:28 pm

    Hey Radhika,
    “Maruvam” Botanical name is Sweet Marjoram.You get seeds as well as plants in Home depot,&Lowes.
    “Kanakambaram” Botanical name is Aboli Plants.
    Try in any Srilankan stores for this plant.You don’t get in Lowe’s or Home depot.I live in Toronto.
    We get in Srilankan stores here during Summer.

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