Taand | Shelf


Category: Manjush
Location: Damdama, Gurugram, Haryana
Cultural region: Mewat
Materials: Wood
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Painting
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

This taand was recorded in a gher (cattle shed) built as a separate space away from the house. It was used as a shrine where a print of a goddess along with a lamp and incense sticks were placed. It was a belief that the goddess would watch over the cattle and the men offered prayers and lit the lamp every morning as a gesture of gratitude.

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