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photoblog image Sindur Khela, Dashami, last day of Durga Puja

Sindur Khela, Dashami, last day of Durga Puja

Durga Puja in Kolkata, the largest festival of Bengal. According to the traditions, Goddess Durga comes to visit her parents home with her four children. On this day, the Goddess is meant to return to her husband's home and therefore all married women seen here are honouring the Goddess Durga and each other with the red powder, sindur, a sign of a Bengali married woman, before her return. 
I tried to capture the moment of joy as well as a little bit of nostalgia, the colours, and the festive mood.

Sindur Khela, Dashami, last day of Durga Puja

Durga Puja in Kolkata, the largest festival of Bengal. According to the traditions, Goddess Durga comes to visit her parents home with her four children. On this day, the Goddess is meant to return to her husband's home and therefore all married women seen here are honouring the Goddess Durga and each other with the red powder, sindur, a sign of a Bengali married woman, before her return. 
I tried to capture the moment of joy as well as a little bit of nostalgia, the colours, and the festive mood.

comments (4)

  • Nick C
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Oct 2007, 11:45
Very effective - full of atmosphere. Nice work.
Sanchita Mukherjee: Thanks!
Love the colours here, hope you are feeling better grin
Sanchita Mukherjee: thank you! I am...
beautiful colours and capture!!! well done!
  • Ash
  • Tunisia
  • 13 Jun 2008, 15:47
The kind of picture that makes me want to be there - a talent you have in all your photos
Sanchita Mukherjee: Thanks Ash : )

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