In the Hindu culture, it is a common practice to offer flowers and other paraphernalia to a God/Deity for blessings or appeasement. A variety of flowers, coconuts and incense sticks are commonly offered by devotees.

Pictured here is a row of women selling flowers and offerings to visitors outside the Mangeshi temple in Goa. On Sundays, the road leading to the temple is abuzz with devotees, visitors, mobile shops, food stalls, flower vendors and the occasional cow.

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