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Prayer

It looks like this squirrel is worshiping the God.
But in reality...it came here for the feast.

The thread you see is wound around a Ban...
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It looks like this squirrel is worshiping the God.
But in reality...it came here for the feast.

The thread you see is wound around a Banyan tree. Indians must be knowing it very well but for others let me explain a little bit.

In Indian tradition, banyan tree holds a very important place. It is during a festival known as Vat Poornima, married women observe a fast and tie threads around a banyan tree and pray for the well-being of their husband.
They sing in the praise of the god and walk around the tree tying the threads of bond in rounds and offer fruits, flowers, sweets, coins and bangles.

After the ritual is over then these tree rats gather for their feast. :) :)

Clicked at Pashan Lake, Pune, India
Rainy Season, 2018
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InnateArtist Platinum
 
InnateArtist September 21, 2018
I had said in one of your other photos that they look like Chipmonks, but our Chipmonks do not have long fluffy tails...they are much shorter and not fluffy!
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Aarti_Sachin_Soman September 22, 2018
Thanks for this info..:)
trainwoman PRO
 
trainwoman October 11, 2018
Love the story of the meaning of the string....great photo
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Aarti_Sachin_Soman October 11, 2018
:) :) Rituals....Thanks for reading it Glenda.
ShivanshiTiwari
 
ShivanshiTiwari November 15, 2018
Love this picture
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Aarti_Sachin_Soman November 15, 2018
:)
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Cookies4U November 15, 2019
Love this photo--and the explanation for the string! it's all really quite beautiful for an otherwise less than extraordinary squirrel to find itself!
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman November 15, 2019
:) Thanks for taking so much time to read the story behind the pic....I really appreciate it.
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