Pondicherry wanderings

Walking around one morning we passed a young girl creating a design in front of her house. A tradition in many families, the design is often made from an edible powder, like rice flour, and the designs may be quite ornate or more simple. Not only is it an expressive and creative task, but with the edible powder the idea is that many small creatures, like ants or other organisms, will be able to eat the design, helping the family achieve the auspicious task of feeding 1,000 souls every day as is encouraged in Hindu practice.

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