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Flames of devotion

Indian Hindu devotees are showing their faith in a ritual called "Dhuno Pora" being performed during Sitala Puja in Kolkata. The worship of Shitala is conducted by both Brahmins and low caste pujaris. She is primarily worshipped in the dry seasons of winter and spring.

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Date Taken: 04.2017
Date Uploaded: 08.2017
Photo Location: Kolkata, India
Camera: NIKON D750
Copyright: © Sudipta Dutta Chowdhury