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Ritual

Tarpaṇa is a term in the Vedic practice which refers to an offering made to divine entities. It refers to the act of the offering as well as the substance used in the offering itself. Tarpana involving libations offered to the deceased ancestors using water and sesame seeds. It is observed annually by the Hindus.

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Date Taken: 09.2020
Date Uploaded: 07.2021
Photo Location: KOLKATA, India
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Sukhomoy Sen