12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Culture and the Arts
A different blessing

A mother giving blessings to her child during Chhath Puja. It's a common ritual of chhath puja where the vratins (devotees who perform the rituals and fasting during the puja) cross over family members while walking. This act is known to be a form of blessings are believed to bring good health.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2013
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Kolkata, India, India
Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Copyright: © Swaroop Singha Roy