Monday, December 26, 2011

Offering to 'Sani Bhagawan'

I took this picture on the perimeter road of 'Saman Dewale', Rathnapura, Sri Lanka. The crow is said to be the 'vaahana' of 'Sani Bhagawan' in the Hindu Pantheon of Gods. When 'Sani' or 'Senasuru' is said to be 'Neechcha' - inauspicious, in the horoscope of an individual at a period in his life all sorts of calamities could occur to him, according to the astrologers. They advice propitation of 'Sani' by offering food to his 'Vaahana' the crow. This is such an offering of balls of milk rice served on seventeen leaves left to eaten by the crows.