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Car Puja Guide - Step 3
The pujari (priest) draws a swastika (auspicious Hindu symbol) with the third finger of right hand (an auspicious finger, once someone told me a woman should apply kumkum on the forehead with this finger). This is drawn on the car with turmeric powder mixed with water. It does not stain the car. It can also be drawn with sandalwood paste. The Swastika — born in India over 5,000 years — is an auspicious (good luck) symbol and means "to be well".