Photos of the Day – 06.02.2017

The best photos of today are: "Stunning in Winter" by williamkelly2dpics, "India Portrait - Varanasi" by Vincent Karcher, "王雨萱" by I C E I N N, "Mylapore Kolam Festival" by vjisin, "Untitled" by JulianThunig, "Native" by Robins Mathew Z. Congratulations!

"Stunning in Winter" by williamkelly2dpics

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When it was selected as "the photo of the day", this photo had 2155 views.

"India Portrait - Varanasi" by Vincent Karcher

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When it was selected as "the photo of the day", this photo had 873 views.

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"王雨萱" by I C E I N N

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When it was selected as "the photo of the day", this photo had 711 views.

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"Mylapore Kolam Festival" by vjisin

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When it was selected as "the photo of the day", this photo had 660 views.

Kolam aka Rangoli is an artistic creation with rice flour that is made outside the front entrance of the house. It is usually done by the women folk of the house early in the morning, every day. These designs are believed to produce positive cosmic forces which will improve the lot of people who dwell in the house. We can also interpret it in the modern context as a sign of welcome to all people who come to the house. They denote a prayer “ let there be happiness & cheerfulness when anybody steps into the house.” If there is an artistic design, nobody will dirty the place also ! It is supposed to prevent undesirable elements from entering the house. Besides giving aesthetic beauty at the entrance, the kolam also provides a physical exercise for the women, early in the morning. The bending and drawing the kolam gives a good exercise to the waist and hips, thereby strengthening them and giving them flexibility. The kolam is also supposed to honour, Lakshmi Devi, the Hindu Goddess of wealth & prosperity & to invite her blessings into the home. It is the best artistic outlet for a woman to start the day auspiciously.

"Untitled" by JulianThunig

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When it was selected as "the photo of the day", this photo had 420 views.

"Native" by Robins Mathew Z

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When it was selected as "the photo of the day", this photo had 113 views.

Shot in Cherapunjee, Meghayala.