Beautiful post, Mukul.

Enchanted Forests

If you have ever been to a Buddhist Monastery you may have observed Monks in Crimson or Maroon Robes.

I was blessed with a Wonderful Sight of a Row of  Crimson Skyscrapers of Hollyhocks (English),Gulkhaira (Hindi) ,Alcea rosea ( Scientific Name) at the Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim, India.

red and white DUAL PLEASURE WITH WHITE ROSES

Hollyhocks or Alceas come in an assortment of colours , however these gorgeous Crimson or Scarlett blossoms were simply awesome as they lined the path leading to the Wonderful Rumtek Monastery.

Alcea is derived from the Greek word Althea which means “To Cure” and that is exactly what these eye candies do. They have numerous Medical applications and cure many  a ailment.

hollyhocks

CRIMSON SPLENDOUR

Alceas or hollyhocks grow on extremely tall Single stems which have no branches . The Entire Stem is covered with a Cascade of Large Glorious Blossoms.

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