Pithora, practiced by the Rathwa, Bhil and Nayak communities around Chhota Udepur , is a ritualistic wall painting to mark auspicious occasions such as weddings, childbirth and festivals. The walls are first plastered with mud and cow dung by unmarried girls, and coated with chalk powder. Colors are prepared by mixing paints with milk and liquor developed from the auspicious Mahuda tree. The painting is an offering to the Baba to bring peace and prosperity.