12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Culture and the Arts
A Chhat Puja Ritual

Chhat Puja is an worship of the Sun and the holy river. One of the rituals of the worship is reaching the river by partly crawling on the road and during the process they cross over a number of children whose life span is believed to be enhanced.

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Date Taken: 10.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Kolkata, India, India
Camera: NIKON D7000
Copyright: © Debasis Majumder