Madhubani painting also known as Mithila painting, is native to the Madhubani district of Bihar. Originally a form of bhitti-cyitra or wall art, Madhubani paintings are distinct in their feminine expressions as a result of women deriving their inspiration from day to day objects around them. Some of the objects included lotus, snakes, fish and turtles. Each object also holds a symbolic religious significance as witnessed in Hindu mythology. Madhubani artists use a variety of materials to complete their paintings such as twigs, matchsticks, fingers, brushes and primarily use natural dyes and pigments. Each painting can be customised to specific ritual content for particular occasions such as the birth of a child or marriage and festivals such as Holi, Kali Puja and Durga Puja.