making of a kalam(pattern)
Hindus in Kerala use kalam(patterns made out of natural powders like rice, turmeric, leaves etc.) for attracting devine powers while making big poojas(offerings). Here, the swasthi is being prepared. It is interesting to watch the ingenuity which they use in making of these patterns. They don't use scale or other devices which the modern world use to make these patterns. Instead they use a portion of the palm leaf in a special manner for this purpose.
view of the almost pattern which is almost complete