Fabulously fragrant roses and jasmine
Piles of marigolds and white chrysanthemums beneath an image of a deity draped in garlands
Marigolds reign supreme
Some pink waterlilies and more marigolds
Foliage dear to various gods - bel leaves (Aegle marmelos) for Shiva and grass for Ganesha
The vast majority of flowers and other plant parts available at the market are destined for the sacred city's ritual life - flower garlands to drape images of gods and goddesses and decorate sacred spaces and auspicious occasions and specific flowers, leaves, and in some cases fruit to be given as part of offerings. However, there were also a few vendors who offered to make purely decorative arrangements more akin to the products of Western florists, albeit a tad bit gaudier.