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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Festive Preparation

Two girls prepare for the Gajan festival. They will perform a play based on Indian mythology.

Editor's Note: During the Gajan festival, Hindu devotees perform sacrifices and acts of devotion to win favor from the gods.

This photo is a finalist in the People category of our 13th Annual Photo Contest. See all 70 finalists here.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Baghnapara, Bardhaman, West Bengal, India
Camera: NIKON D3100
Copyright: © KRISHNASIS GHOSH
Awards
Photo of the Day: 03.23.16
Finalist