FEEDING THE CROWS
Significance of feeding the Crows:
Crows are one of the most intelligent birds in the world. Crows are known for their unity, when one crow finds the food, it calls other crows and they take the food together.
The people of Nepal worship crows on the first day of Diwali or Tihar festival. Crows are worshiped by offerings of food placed on the roofs of houses. The cawing of crows symbolizes sadness and grief in Hinduism, so Hindus offer crows food to avert grief in their homes.
In South India, during the Kanum Pongal festival in Tamil Nadu, women of the family place different kinds of coloured rice, sweet pongal on a plantain leaf and invite the crows, which share and enjoy the "Kaka pidi, Kanu pidi" feast.
Hindus believe that feeding the crows will appease their ancestors. God Shaneeshwar's Vahana is the crow.
Hindus also believe that crows guard us from evils, especially during the Sani Dosha.