Betel spit. Kanchipuram

A woman in the Sri Ekambaranathar temple in Kanchipuram. This woman, after doing her laundry
was waiting for it to dry and spitting betel.. A common scene all over India.
Kanchipuram is one of the 7 sacred cities of India. One of my favorite..
The other cities sacred are Ayodhya, Haridwar, Varanasi, Mathura, Ujjain and Dwarka.

In the Indian sub-continent, the leaves of the betel (piper betle) are used as wrappers for ‘pan’,
a roll of raw spices that are chewed slowly as a digestive and stimulant—a chewing gum substitute

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