This traditional rangoli (decorative pattern) was created by a Hindu priest at our housewarming ceremony. The nine types of grains laid along the rangoli represent offerings to the nine planets, and bring good luck to the future inhabitants of the house. These nine planets are not strictly the “nine, no eight, no maybe nine again” planets of the solar system. These are astrological, and include the Sun and the Moon. And two shadow planets too, but that’s a (mythological) story for another day.
Prompted by A Word A Week Photograph Challenge – Traditional.
P.S.: I really hope Pluto gets its planetary status back. A little piece of me died when it got demoted.