When I see pictures of my friends and family living abroad posting pictures of Spring and Fall on their social media accounts, I often wonder what is so special about Fall and Spring abroad, especially the US? Why do we Indians living in India never go gung-ho about our Spring and Fall? Actually in India also we get to see a gorgeous ensemble of colour during our Spring months. Don’t we?
This time I visited Shantiniketan during spring and inside the campus of Viswa Bharathi University came across this lovely yellow Radhachura tree. In English, this tree is commonly known as copperpod, yellow-flamboyant, yellow flametree, yellow poinciana or yellow-flame.
Let me share with you an interesting trivia, red Gulmohar tree in known in Bengali as Krishnachura and yellow flametree is called Radhachura. As you must have noticed that red and yellow tree are always next to each other and therefore they are named after Radha and Krishna, the ultimate love birds of Hindu mythology.
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