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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Raining Flower Petals

Thousands of marigold and rose petals rain down on the widows at the Shree Gopinath Temple in Vrindavan. Still shunned as outcasts who bring bad luck upon their family, these widows are now able to celebrate Holi at a special Widows Holi at this said temple. It was a delight being able to watch them enjoy this wonderful Spring festival of colours.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Vrindavan in Mathura, India
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Joyce Le Mesurier