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Saturday, February 04, 2006,11:55 AM
THE VILLAGE

Just before Vedanthangal there is a very neat village. Don't know the name of the place but its on the way, you can't miss it. Its very clean. Here a lady is drying paddy, smiling and singing a folk song



They may not be aware of it but they've been worshipping nature and natural forces for ages.

The white lines drawn in front of the hut are called kolam. Usually it is rice flour, to feed the ants and to keep them from coming inside the house.

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3 Comments:


  • 7:32 PM, Blogger e2d

    interesting...never knew there was another reason for drawing kolam outside homes besides its aesthetic value.
    I cant see the pics--for some reason they r not getting displayed.My internet conn sucks!!Frustrating!

     
  • 7:58 PM, Blogger Rauf

    Now its chalk powder e2d in the cities. In villages its still rice flour. There was a competetion of Kolams on Pongal, took a few pictures but can't find them. very colourful they were.

     
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