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Dussehra 2021: Women indulge in Sindoor Khela


  • As per the Hindu custom, girls welcome goddess Durga for subsequent 12 months on Vijaya Dashami. Then they play with vermilion as they put it on one another’s cheeks and brow.

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Published on Oct 15, 2021 03:34 PM IST 9 Photos

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As we near the end of Navratri and Durga Puja, the women have immersed in the festive rituals of playing sindoor. It is a traditional ritual of Hindu married women to play with vermilion to mark the last day of Durga Puja.(HT Photos/ Varinder Chawla)

As we close to the top of Navratri and Durga Puja, the ladies have immersed in the festive rituals of enjoying sindoor. It is a conventional ritual of Hindu married girls to play with vermilion to mark the final day of Durga Puja.(HT Photos/ Varinder Chawla)

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Women indulge in playing with vermilion with each other as they pose for the cameras.(HT Photos/ Ravi Kumar)

Women indulge in enjoying with vermilion with one another as they pose for the cameras.(HT Photos/ Ravi Kumar)

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Basking in the festivities, women are seen enjoying the sindoor khela in the puja pandals.(HT Photos/ Ravi Kumar)

Basking in the festivities, girls are seen having fun with the sindoor khela in the puja pandals.(HT Photos/ Ravi Kumar)

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Married women welcome goddess Durga for the next year, as per the Hindu ritual, on the last day of Durga Puja. It is usually don with betel leaves and sweets.(HT Photos/ Varinder Chawla)

Married girls welcome goddess Durga for the subsequent 12 months, as per the Hindu ritual, on the final day of Durga Puja. It is often don with betel leaves and sweets.(HT Photos/ Varinder Chawla)

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Then they play with vermilion as they put sindoor on each other’s cheeks and forehead.(HT Photos/ Varinder Chawla)

Then they play with vermilion as they put sindoor on one another’s cheeks and brow.(HT Photos/ Varinder Chawla)

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Women are seen enjoying as they bid adieu to goddess Durga for this year.(HT Photos/ Varinder Chawla)

Women are seen having fun with as they bid adieu to goddess Durga for this 12 months.(HT Photos/ Varinder Chawla)

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Post the rituals, playing with sindoor is a sign of strengthening their marital bonds.(AFP)

Post the rituals, enjoying with sindoor is an indication of strengthening their marital bonds.(AFP)

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Two women are seen indulging in sindoor khela as they smile with all their hearts.(AFP)

Two girls are seen indulging in sindoor khela as they smile with all their hearts.(AFP)

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With sindoor khela, the countdown for next year's Durga Puja starts.(AFP)

With sindoor khela, the countdown for subsequent 12 months’s Durga Puja begins.(AFP)

Published on Oct 15, 2021 03:34 PM IST


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