After our Jungle Safari in Chitwan (and a much needed rest) we were transported by ox cart to visit a Tharu Village.
The Tharu people are believed to have fled from India in the 16th century after the Moguls invaded India.
Their homes are made from mud and cow dung. Palm and handprints on the outside wall are wishes for prosperity.
Lakshmi is the Hindu Goddess of Wealth. Besides money, the traditions and values of life are also considered as wealth.
Rice is their staple crop.
After harvesting it is stored in these handmade containers.
Corn is also a staple and is cut then dried on large plastic cloths.
Their water is drawn from this well (water which you and I would not be able to drink).
They make almost everything they use.
Their animals live around them.
They are a hardworking people.
Who live a quiet, simple life.
Who is rich? He who rejoices in his portion. ~The Talmud
Blessings for a wonderful new week. Tammy