and of course they have to be brightly colourful:
The cow stands for the world, for wealth and food (milk, curd, ghee etc., not meat of course!). She is considered a form of Lakshmī, the goddess of wealth and prosperity, wife of Vishnu. This picture shows Gaja-Lakshmī, with an elefant (gaja) on either side, in the temple shrine dedicated to Ramana’s mother.
There is this picture of
And looking back to Nandi, fully decorated:
and on Wednesday the 19th is Poornimā,
time for another pradakshina around Arunāchala.