Indra is the head of TOIT and he is going away to Europe for a couple of months. This is a big event for him and his family. They decided to have a religious/traditional farewell ceremony which they invited us to. The ceremony involved offering fruits, throwing rice, placing a huge tika (red dot in this case) on Indra's head as well as small ones on our heads. As he walked out of their house, they dropped flower petals in front of him from the upper windows. Really a nice experience.