We loved the colorful designs and graceful swirls of geometric patterns we came across in Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu State, India. Rangoli represent spiritual beliefs or values and are painstakingly drawn in brilliant coloured rice flour on the pavement outside peoples doors where they will ensure good fortune to the home. Each morning they will be redrawn to renew the spiritual energy.
One of the pleasures of travelling India is the sheer exuberance of colour everywhere. I couldn't resist photographing the designs, and also the markets where plentiful supplies of various dyes are available.
Feast your eyes on these photos for my Travel Photo Thursday. And fill your minds with positive energy and good thoughts.