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Great PaulVDV 2021-10-05 13:08

Hello Gert,
I think the god on the roof looks more menacing than the young girl.
Not really far from Mysore...yet I haven't heard of Madikeri or Mercara before.
The typical auto rickshaws always provide a beautiful photo.
Do you have any idea why almost all of them are in yellow and black and this al over India?
Doesn't the name 'Mother India' refer to an old Indian movie?
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Old 10-06-2021, 08:49 AM
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Thank you Paul,

There have been several movies called "Mother India", Or "Bharat Mata", since the 1930's and onwards.

But they all refer to this:
"Bhārat Mātā (Sanskrit: भारताम्बा, romanized: Bhāratāmbā; ‘अम्बा’ ambā means ‘mother’, also known as Mother India in English) is the national personification of India as a mother goddess. She is usually depicted as a woman clad in a saffron sari holding the Indian national flag, and sometimes accompanied by a lion.
The concept of bhārat mātā as the personification of the Indian subcontinent came into existence starting in the late 19th century, especially after the Indian Rebellion of 1857 against the British." (Wikipedia)

The same concept is found in Sweden (Moder Svea).

As for the yellow and black, I have no idea.
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Old 10-06-2021, 03:07 PM
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Thank you Gert,

So far I've never heard of Moder Svea ...
I do remember Kartlis Deda (Mother of Georgia) and Mayr Hayastan (Mother Armenia).
No, we have no Mother Belgium.

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