Moha – Mahua Flowers

Moha – Mahua Flowers

In some Tribal sites of Maharashtra near Peth – Nashik , tribal villagers are used to pick fallen flowers of Moha (Mahua) .

Moha (Mahua) is considered Holy in tribal culture because of its usefulness .
The flowers are used to produce an Alcoholic Drink also several parts of Tree are used for Medical Properties .
Its oil has emollient properties and used in Skin Disease , Tribals also use it as Cooking oil .
Moha (Mahua) drink is a cultural heritage. Its an essential drink for Tribals during celebrations and festivals .
The season of Moha (Mahua) lasts for limited period , people go early morning and wait till afternoon for fallen flowers .
There is an unwritten Rule in Tribals that , they collect flowers only from their Own land .

Moha - Mahua Flower Shri Gorde

a Lady collecting Fallen Flowers of Mahua

Moha - Mahua Flower Shri Gorde

Collected Mahua Flowers

Moha - Mahua Flower Shri Gorde

Collected Mahua Flowers.

Moha - Mahua Flower Shri Gorde

Tribals usually gets these flowers full of Pots or Crates in Season , sometimes they Spread Sarees for Collecting Fallen Mahua Flowers.

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the Mahua Flower , which falls at Midnight or Early Morning

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Old Lady drying collected Mahua Flowers

Moha - Mahua Tree Shri Gorde

The Holy Mahua Tree . It has Red Leaves during Flower Season after it become Green .