Real Life Shravan Kumars: Sons Carry 87-Year-Old Mother To Witness Rare Neelakurinji Flowers

by Suchismita Pal
Real Life Shravan Kumars: Sons Carry 87-Year-Old Mother To Witness Rare Neelakurinji Flowers

Two brothers, Rojan and Sathyan from Kerala made a kind gesture by carrying their 87-year-old mother uphill to fulfil her dream of seeing a mesmerising valley covered in Neelakurinji flowers. Only once every twelve years, the unique flowers blossom in the Western Ghats.

The Kerala brothers travelled nearly 100 kilometres on a jeep with their mother Elikutty Paul. When they realised that there were no motorable roads leading to the site of the bloom at Kallippara, they carried her on their shoulders for the rest of the journey.

Idukki Has Turned Into An Ocean Of Purple With Neelakurinji Flowers

The higher altitudes of the Idukki district in Kerala have turned into an ocean of purple now with charming Neelakurinji flowers blooming in infinite numbers. But climbing up to such lofty heights wouldn’t have been possible for Elikutty owing to age-related issues if it was not for her two sons, Rojan and Sathyan. She had dreamt of watching the Neelakurinji flower valley since her childhood. So, the brothers did not miss out on this opportunity to make her dream finally come true. Besides Idukki, Neelakurinji flowers have also bloomed in Karnakata’s Chikmagalur.

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Kallipara, A Hidden Gem In Kerala And A Site Of Neelakurinji Flowers

Kallipara, a hidden gem near Kerala’s Munnar, earned recognition due to the Neelakurinji flowers. Munnar will experience Neelakurinji bloom again in 2030. Speaking to South First, Elikutty said that she had dreamt of witnessing Neelakurinji flowers since childhood, but couldn’t and added that her sons finally shaped it into reality.

No wonder, Rojan and Sathyan are real-life Shravan Kumars. Meanwhile, here are some more tweets on the Neelakurinji flower bloom in Kerala and Karnataka:

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Have you watched the rare phenomenon yet?

Feature Image Credits: Kerala Tourism and പ്രണയമാണ് യാത്രയോട്/Facebook