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enter image description hereHello I hope this question isn't stupid or offensive in any way - in KZN, South Africa, the biggest Indian settlement in the world outside of India, I have recently noticed (again, as I'm sure I saw them before) low, round mounds of earth covered in saris, with sometimes a trident and bottles of water in front of them. Are these Shiva mounds, or are they connected to worship of Mother Earth, or both? I find the issue really interesting and want to share some of my photos on social media, but not without the correct explanation! Thanks in advance

  • It's a prayer for Lord Shiva's snake. It is called a puttu prayer. It's to keep the snake calm and content in order to avoid it causing any harm. – Deeshroom Nov 19 '17 at 9:37
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    A picture would be helpful for us. – Sarvabhouma Nov 19 '17 at 9:53
  • Is there a way I can add or upload a picture? Because I did take some. – Heidi Nov 20 '17 at 9:48
  • Yes. Click the edit option under your question and click on the image on the left. Or hinduism.stackexchange.com/help/formatting. If you are using a key board, then type Ctrl+G – Sarvabhouma Nov 20 '17 at 10:33

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