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Innocence adorned by tradition

In our culture(Telugu speaking states in India) there is a tradition of seating a little girl next to the bride as bridesmaid during “haldi” (turmeric)ceremony. Clicked this when this neighbor volunteered for a relative’s wedding. The ceremony lasts three days. This little girl used to come everyday with a fresh set of clothes packed to wear after the haldi and bath is done.

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Date Taken: 09.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Camera: iPhone X
Copyright: © Jaya R