Rice balls for the crows

Translated title of the contribution: Rice balls for the crows

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In everyone’s astrological chart there is a dangerous period of nineteen years when the planetary deity Senasuru (Saturn or Śani in India) rules. In Indian mythology his vehicle (vahana) is the crow and by feeding crows on Senasurada (Senasuru’s day) the worst of the bad luck can be averted. In India crows are also associated with ancestors and the rice balls are reminiscent of the Hindu offerings of pinda to the ancestors. The video is part of a set of documentaries which look at the cosmology that emerges from the kitchens of Sri Lanka. The project was in part funded by the Leverhulme Trust.
Translated title of the contributionRice balls for the crows
Original languageOther
Media of outputVideo
Size67 MB / 3:46 mins
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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